Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 07:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) arrived just a few days ago with promises of better hardware compatibility, included proprietary software and drivers, and more user friendliness. Was it wort the wait? And more importantly - Is it finally time to "Make the Switch"?" Read the review here. Elsewhere, "First thoughts on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn" was published at ZDNet. Update: A reply article to the two linked above.
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Time to switch? I don't think so
by Polari on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 07:51 UTC
Polari
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2006-02-24

Ubuntu is still woefully unpolished. It's definitely an improvement over the last release, but Feisty still falls well short of a passing grade.

Would Apple ship an operating system where one menu has two mismatching "information" icons? (right-click the network icon in the system tray and you'll see what I mean). Icons system-wide are a complete and utter muddle, and have been for far, far too long.

"Desktop Effects" is embarrassingly broken and simply shouldn't have been shipped. Turning them on shouldn't result in black windows under any circumstances. My Samsung monitor's 1440x900 resolution wasn't detected out-of-the-box and I had to resort to manually editing xorg.conf to get it working correctly. The fonts in OpenOffice.org are rendered differently to the way they're rendered by GTK+, and have been for two releases now.

Does Ubuntu do a lot right? Yes. Do they do enough right? No.

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