Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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Good start, great future
by Mike on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 17:22 UTC

I think Ubuntu has a great future. There are a few quirks (e.g. fonts don't look as well formed or solid as in Fedora Core 2), but that shouldn't be enough to stop people from using it.

The LiveCD seems to be more successful at detecting non-Linux (e.g. vfat) hard disks than the installable version, but I think that's been brought to the attention of the developers. Also, I heard word that a KDE variant of Ubuntu might be in the works, so that should appeal to non-GNOME persons.

The complaint about burning audio CDs should probably be pointed towards GNOME rather than Ubuntu. But it is a valid point.

Also, the lack of multimedia apps and encoders/decoders for videos and music is disappointing and badly needs addressing for the future in some way.

I'd like to see an option to install the basic development tools, but that's not a real major issue.

Otherwise I think Ubuntu has blown other distros out of the water on its first release. At least that's how I see it.