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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RE: Oh... my... God....
by leech on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:24 UTC in reply to "Oh... my... God...."
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2006-01-10

Granted, the article may be pretty worthless, I didn't actually read it. But I want to comment on your comments themselves.

Have you used Click N Run? It doesn't have a whole log of software in there, it is user friendly, but somehow seemed flaky to me (this was in the freespire beta, so maybe it's just a unstable version I tried.) All the distros you named, with the exception of Fedora Core, are not completely free distros either, like Ubuntu. Suse's package manager was broken during the 10.1 release (from what I've read, when I first tried to download and install Suse, the installer was broken too!)

All Distributions have their share of bugs. I don't know why you'd say Dapper has crippled language support, I think that it has some of the very best. I do agree with the slight incompatibility with Debian, though it is only slight. Most .debs will work without any problems.

I have never had issues with not being able to create a full root account, all it's missing is the password, and then if you'd really like, you can take your user name out of the sudoers file.

Default Gnome is very usable, I hate the way other distributions (I'm looking at Mandrake and Suse here) screw with the menus on both KDE and Gnome. Why make it so that you have to go to Internet -> Web Browsers -> Firefox, when you can just go Internet -> Firefox.

The best of breed approach works much better than having a DVD ISO that installs everything by default, and if you want to go into individual package installation, it takes longer to do that then it does to remove the stuff you don't want later. Especially since most new users won't even know what half of the software does.

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