Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 13:04 UTC, submitted by Dave Guard
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu has become increasing popular amongst many Linux users, especially users trying Linux for the first time. Just why is Ubuntu so popular? I'll explore some of its features and distributions this month, including Kubuntu and Edubuntu, and try to find out."
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Good marketing, clean and small
by Dr-ROX on Tue 24th Jan 2006 13:32 UTC
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I noticed, that Ubuntu actually uses some kind of secret advertisement. They making rumors, screaming news, etc and this attracts attention. People starts talking, discussing and the word spreads. Just like in this article, that looks bit advertising. It's not a brilliant distro, but has good marketing.
Other branch - Kubuntu is actually bad and I think do not deserves lots of talk. The main thing I remember from Kubuntu was KDE crashes and lot's of other bugs. They working on Gnome and optimizing all distro for it. KDE is installed "as is".

But in the other hand Those distros are small, clean and uses very comfortable apt system for packages. Especially clean. Somes distros are overpacked with lots of stuff and installs them by default. It's actually often possible to select only needen packages, but this requires time. Imagine fine tuning SuSE and unchecking thousands of them. Also good hardware support and community.

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