Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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Nice one
by moleskine on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:57 UTC
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All this functionality and user-friendliness comes with relatively modest hardware requirements. And if you major on Xfce or, say, Fluxbox rather than Gnome, I'd imagine a P3 and 256 megs would be more than enough - they certainly are for earlier incarnations of Ubuntu on my ancient laptop. In an era of energy conservation, Vista's requirements are about as smart as boasting how few miles to the gallon your SUV manages.

That said, I've had no luck trying to install the Kubuntu test release of Feisty Fawn. It mashes up the MBR and doesn't install grub at all. Ways to go there, I think. So I am keenly waiting on the final version of Kubuntu for 7.04.

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