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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@ Brad
by Anonymous on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 18:36 UTC

What does Ubuntu offer that Slackware or Debian doesn't? I am just curious and don't want to spend hours reading over tons of reviews.

then you really arent going to know the complete story
however quick points can be offered

* predictable release every 6 months
* every release has 18 months of support at the minimum
* corporate backing
* polished and integrated gnome UI and based on debian
* many key developers are sponsored to work on it
* all patches send upstream
* 100% free as in freedom and money