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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Much Better?
by christianhgross on Sat 17th Mar 2007 07:12 UTC
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2005-11-15

I use Ubuntu myself and do like it quite a bit. But the article did stretch things a bit. Here is what the article ends with.

"Ubuntu is a distro that obviously has paid attention to detail (and everyone who knows me from my past writings knows how much I can bitch about "defaults" and "details") and has found a good middle ground between hard core Linux users and new users from the Windows/OSX land."

Yet the article starts with.

"There was a problem though and X11 would crash on load -- and the graphical safe mode would not work either (confirmed bug). The 915resolution hack was not needed for my Intel graphics card, but I needed to have more information for my laptop's LCD. By manually entering the vertical and horizontal sync in the xorg.conf file it fixed the problem for my 1440x900 screen and I was able to load the LiveCD and finally install Feisty on the hard drive."

Sure this is a beta, but if a new user from Windows or OSX has to start twiddling with an xorg.conf file there is a problem. Again not knocking Ubuntu because I personally have never had problems with drivers. Though I also recognize as nice as Ubuntu is, there is still a long way to go as a desktop operating system. This is not the fault of Ubuntu, but the fact that nobody is producing commercial for purchase software for Linux.

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