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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Ubuntu is commendable!
by Tobi Lehman on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 21:53 UTC

I think that Ubuntu is a fine distribution because it is Debian-based, and it is built for ease-of-use. I was able to install Warty on our family computer, and It ran like a charm. My mother was amazed on how easy it was to use compared to Windows 2000. And it comes with a kernel that is patched with supermount, which is needed, because it is almost impossible to explain mounting partitions to a windows user. And I am glad that Ubuntu is Debian based, because RPMs are trash. And portage is great, but again, you cannot easily explain how source code compiles to a windows user. So debs are the way to go. Along with sudo and synaptic, you have yourself a good desktop system.