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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RE: Much Better?
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Mar 2007 07:36 UTC in reply to "Much Better?"
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2007-02-17

{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.}

You can't be serious.

A new install of Windows is likely to be 640x480 VGA 16 colours no 3D, because Windows doesn't have the video card driver at all. You have to find the CD that comes with your video card to get a driver. More than likely that will be an XP (or older) driver that doesn't work with Vista, so forget about upgrades.

OSX won't run at all with the vast majority of desktop hardware out there.

Linux is immeasurably better than both Windows and OSX at a new install for the significant majority of desktop hardware.

Edited 2007-03-17 07:42

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