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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Gnoppix / Ubuntu LiveCD
by Victor Hooi on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 20:17 UTC


Dude, I'm sure it can't be all *that* hard. I've only used Ubuntu for a little bit (running under VMWare) - use Slack/WinXP normally - but I'm pretty impressed (particularly with the LiveCD).

However, still a bit confused with this Gnoppix/Ubuntu thing - Gnoppix 0.8.1 had all these icons for media players and what-not on the desktop - what happened to those? Also, I've always found (no offence to the Gnoppix team) Gnoppix a bit...unpolished. I mean, c'mon, the 0.8.0 release wouldn't even work with NVidia cards no matter what you did. What sort of bugtesting is that? (Nonetheless, kudos for the effort).