Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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by foobaz on Tue 31st May 2011 00:51 UTC
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I run Ubuntu (actually Kubuntu). I like it because it's very stable. Everything just works, like EFI booting, hibernate, and video drivers. I have tried other distros like SUSE and Debian but nothing runs as effortlessly as Ubuntu on my PC.

Yes it is a very full-featured distro, and I can understand why some would call it bloated. But I have a very fast PC and I want a full-featured OS, so Ubuntu is just what I need. If you have a slower PC there are other lightweight distros available. Ubuntu can't be all things to all people.

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