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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RE[4]: Another Ubuntu
by sakeniwefu on Fri 25th Apr 2008 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Another Ubuntu"
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The thing that is/was slow in YaST is software installation. However, I guess Yast for software management will go away just like, apt-get, synaptic, yum, urpmi will go away when Packagekit takes over.Not that package kit is such all that speedy, but it will provide a well integrated standard interface that will make it easier for the end user.

A superior user interface that makes it easier for the end-user does already exist. It is called "aptitude".

RPMs might be better now than they were when Red Hat pulled a Microsoft on the standards body, and YUM and YAST might be trying hard to clone functionality, but Debian-based distros were there ages before and it shows.

PackageKit is a problem looking for more problems. I wouldn't let it near any system I cared about.

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