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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Ubuntu "family" is booming
by roger64 on Sun 9th May 2010 15:29 UTC
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Have a look on Distrowatch.

Not only Ubuntu is quite popular, but ist family is growing. Linux Mint is quite popular too, Lubuntu just enters brilliantly the stage, other variants exist like Voyager 10.04, Ubuntu Studio or Ultimate, not to forget the classic Xubuntu and Kubuntu, and the masked ones under other non buntu names.

You can try any of them in some minutes with any USB key. And Mandriva is to be sold...

So the question is not to leave Ubuntu but to try another variant of Ubuntu, which is slightly different. This is freedom. This is still Ubuntu family.

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