Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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RE[3]: Defecting... in reverse
by apoclypse on Fri 31st Oct 2008 00:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Defecting... in reverse"
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I'm extremely unhappy about packagekit, btw. If it works anything like it does in Fedora then no thanks. I think Ubuntu's packaging and update system is perfect and is far faster and better than Fedora's imo.

One of the main reasons why I changed from Fedora to Ubuntu a while back (FC2, I think or whatever version Fedora was at when the first version of Ubuntu came out), was that it was always quite buggy and way too bleeding edge sometimes. Up until Fedora 10 I couldn't even install Fedora on my machine, the installer would stall when it came to the disk partitioner.

While I love Ubuntu I like certain things that Fedora 10 did that blew me away. One of the cool things I saw is that it seems that likewise-open is installed by default and when you first setup the machine it picks up the windows domain you are in and joins it. The presentation of Fedora 10 beats Ubuntu badly and no a simple wallpaper or theme change doesn't cut it in this instance since Red Hat has patched some key Gnome parts and have cool things like transitions and fades that add that level of polish that I would have expected Ubuntu to have by now (they sure like to talk a big game in the specs though). Another thing I like is that they include some incredible wallpapers in the distro and quite a few of them too. I understand why Ubuntu doesn't do it, but I still think its nice. The art team in Fedora is focused and they carry a theme from start to finish, Ubuntu hasn't learned that lesson at all and they don't seem all that concerned about their presentation or consistency.

I'm not sure why but lately I've been starting to get irritated with Ubuntu (must be because I use a Mac more than I used to)and I hate when I see such a great ideas in the specs only to see them never make it past a concept or get defered two or three versions then dropped as the developer looses interest.

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