Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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Another Ubuntu
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Apr 2008 17:28 UTC
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2005-07-06

Perhaps I'm spoiled, but I don't get that Wow! feeling anymore when I install a new Ubuntu version that I used to get a couple of years ago. I still remember how Brezy Badger really stood out, compared to other distros.

This is not because Ubuntu or Hardy Heron is bad, on the contrary Hardy Heron is very good indeed. The difference is, that so are most other modern Linux distros. That's why Ubuntu doesn't stand out as something exceptional anymore.

Today, the only distro that stands out is OpenSuse, With the help of usability tests from Novell, it really have taken Linux usability to the next level.
I wish Ubuntu and other distros would borrow some of that for their future releases. Or even better that it was taken up by Gnome. That way it would almost automagically be common goods to almost every Gnome based Linux distro, not to mention OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD.

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