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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Project Utopia
by Alasdair Macintyre on Wed 3rd Nov 2004 04:51 UTC

One thing that surprises me is that almost no one here has mentioned the inclusion of Project Utopia etc. I've been using Ubunta for a few weeks now and have found this works great - pretty much everything is automatic.

I've noticed that four main things are missing from Ubunta at present - 1) CD burning app (should be one in next release, K3B for now), 2) Configuration tools - only the GNOME defaults are there at present, 3) automatic java/plugins installation (legal problems unfortunatly) and 4) Multimedia support. Most of these can be solved quite easily by reading the FAQ on the wiki - the exception being the configuration tools which are being worked on for the next release.

Overall by default I find its much more stable than Mandrake usually is, with far fewer obvious bugs. Its very good for a first release.