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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Very good, another article, please :-)
by ngaio on Sat 17th Mar 2007 04:08 UTC
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Hi Eugenia, thanks very much for your overiew of your experience with the latest Ubuntu. I am also have a positive experience with it (I just wish it would handle a shared /boot/grub/menu.lst with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS better!).

I would like to show it to my non-technical friends who are considering using Ubuntu instead of Windows Vista. However I realised that is not really the audience for this article, as you assume (quite rightly) a technically sophisticated audience. This is reflected in what you talk about and how you load up your example screenshots with a lot of windows.

In addition to this audience, have you considered a different OSNews article for the non-technical user who is interested in similar goals (a simple, secure, elegant and easy to maintain system) but who would intimidated or overwhelmed by obscurity like compiz vs beryl? I imagine you could cover things like protection from threats like viruses and crackers, how to watch DVDs, how to exchange documents with windows users, how to watch streaming media on the internet, etc, and how Ubuntu compares to Vista in these respects. What do you think?

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