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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Ubuntu is messy
by Invincible Cow on Thu 1st Mar 2007 21:32 UTC
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2006-06-24

I have to agree, Ubuntu's configuration files are messy and often in strange places. This is unfortunate since things in Ubuntu does indeed break without any particular reason (like you got dropped to the shell).

Previously there was a discussion about whether linux is ready for the desktop. I think that problems with upgrading and such must be fixed, but I'm sure they will be.

At the time I answered no, because of the fonts, and no one agreed with me until they saw a screenshot the fonts of a default Fedora install. Today I still answer no and bring a screenshot from an _improved_ Xubuntu 6.06 install:

http://files.myopera.com/tsg1zzn/albums/114948/freetype.png

Feel free to flame me, but it doesn't get any better with antialiasing. Other serif fonts are much worse.

Edited 2007-03-01 21:33

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