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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My Experiences
by konfoo on Sat 17th Mar 2007 02:26 UTC
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2006-01-02

I've been using Linux since SLS first came out (15 years ago). Feisty is definitely IMHO the best distro currently out there for desktop usage. I could make some blunt yet true comments about other distros out there but that serves no purpose but to ignite the fanboys.

Regarding performance, I am running the current build using Gnome desktop on a speedstepped (600Mhz-1.6Ghz) Pentium M laptop with 1280x800 16-bit display and 1Gb RAM and the system is quite responsive (even having to use the Radeon driver under the onboard 9200se with 32Mb RAM). Yes with Beryl (albeit some effects such as window zoom are turned off since they really serve no purpose but to increase CPU load and drain the battery).

Edited 2007-03-17 02:27

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