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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Why I won't use it...
by GregC on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 23:13 UTC

I won't use it because I know it won't detect the soundcard on my Thinkpad 600e. Every major distro (Debian, Arch, slack, Fedora, etc), does not work "out of the box". On a few, I've been able to manually load the required modules and parameters at each boot via the shell, but not running "out of the box".

Which is too bad, considering a (almost) dead OS like BEOS detects it, along with certain OS's with the years '95 and '98 in the name.

Please don't point to any user forums, been there done that, bought the t-shirt. I've got 5 of these laptops, and none can run linux with sound (alsa or oss).

This is not a flame, just a real like experience regarding hardware compatability not being there yet for linux.