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[2]: Oh... my... God....
by djst on Thu 20th Jul 2006 08:44 UTC in reply to "Oh... my... God...."
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2005-08-07

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.

You want proof and comparisons? I can only provide you with the little things, but if you sum things up, it makes a huge difference:

1) On the two Dell laptops I've installed Linux on, Ubuntu has been the only distro that automatically configures the dedicated sound volume buttons to work out of the box. OpenSuSE couldn't, and neither could the latest beta of Freespire I downloaded a couple of days ago.

2) Similar to the point above: Ubuntu is the only distro that configured the touch pad to support scrolling out of the box.

3) This may be specific to Freespire, but since that's the latest distro I have to compare Ubuntu with, it's definitely a huge step backwards that I saw no out of the box support for hibernation and suspend to RAM. Ubuntu automatically presents me with these options when shutting down the computer.

4) Finally (and this is strictly my personal opinion), I'd choose Gnome >=2.14.x over KDE >=3.x any day. I admit I'm very curious about KDE 4, but until that happens, Gnome will simply be superior in terms of pure simplicity and sleek usability. There's countless of small things annoying me in KDE, but that's off topic so I won't go there. But the point is, the fact that Ubuntu chose Gnome as their DE made me like it so much more. That Canonical is spending time and money improving Gnome even further doesn't make things worse either.

Ubuntu has a level of quality approaching that of commercial OSes.

Edited 2006-07-20 08:46

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