Linked by Shahar Weiss on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:58 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I've been an Arch user for roughly 3 years. I'm pretty much familiar with it all - The way it boots, its configuration and its package management. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it for a long time. So, two weeks ago, I took the plunge. These are my findings.
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RE: Ubuntu vs. Arch
by devnet on Thu 1st Mar 2007 21:13 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu vs. Arch"
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"Ubuntu is aimed at new Linux users and tries, when it can, to do the most sensible thing it can."

Um...NO. It's not aimed at new Linux users. It's aimed at DESKTOP Linux users...Ubuntu isn't easy as pie for new users..

Out of the gate:
1. They can't play music, they can't play video
2. No flash, no Java
3. Gnome isn't an easy transfer from Windows...which is what most are accustomed to.

SimplyMEPIS is a better solution to this...or PCLinuxOS. But Ubuntu is NEVER about NEW users. You need to get your thinking cap on.

Forcing a user to install something like Easy Ubuntu or Automatix is lame and means that the distro isn't "aimed at new users"

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