Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system - so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions. This latest Ubuntu release, which became available in June, has won our ardor with a tight focus on desktop usability; an extremely active, helpful and organized user community; and a software installation and management framework that's unsurpassed on any OS platform."
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Oh... my... God....
by arctic on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:44 UTC
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Do you really call this an article? I would call it "free advertising". The "article" lacks any proof that Ubuntu is better than other distros. No real comparisions, no evaluation done by normal users and a general lack of technical knowledge by the reviewers.

I read it and there were some issues mentioned where I thought: Well, this works immediately with this or that distro but not Ubuntu, but still they consider Ubuntu the champ. Did they get paid by Canonical or what? And that Ubuntu makes software installation easier than any other distro is plain nonsense. Linspire has Click'n Run, Mandriva has Kiosk, Fedora has Pirut, Novells Enterprise Desktop has a new and nice frontend for installing software. There are many options and they all work, unless the user lacks a brain.

There is a reason why I will never consider Ubuntu the best distro for the desktop: Too many bugs, no package-installation options, bad swap setup with the default partitioner, crippled language support, incompatibility with Debian, inability (!) to launch a safe init 3 session for recovery tasks (there is only the stupid "rescue terminal" in init 5 mode, how stupid is that) and: sudo. Sudo is a plain disaster and forcing the crappy sudo approach on users is a no-go imho. (No, you cannot restore a complete (!) root environment in Ubuntu).

"We found Ubuntu's default GNOME 2.14.2 desktop environment complete and easy to use."

Aha... and why? Please explain it. You can't? You don't want to? If you won't/can't do it, then please do not publish anything at all.

The three pages are not worth reading. Really.

Edited 2006-07-19 22:47

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