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 regret!
by Makkus on Wed 3rd Nov 2004 08:49 UTC

When my brother in law began too ask questions about Linux I decided too give him a dual-boot too play. Because of the many positive things people say about Ubuntu I decided too install it instead of the usual Fedora Core. Boy, do I regret it.

First the positive:
Installation was easy and it recognized the many devices on his computer without a hitch.
The desktop is clean and nice.

But then:
If you don use English some main applications stay English, especially OpenOffice and Firefox. No problem for me , but for my computer illiterate brother in law it is a big minus. Fedora switches OpenOffice too your language (Dutch).
Trying too save it I downloaded with OpenOffice the Dutch spell dictionary, it installed but failed too work. In 5 minutes Ubuntu had given Linux a amateurisch impression too my computer illiterate brother in law. But it didn stop there. The Gnome-volume-manager demonstration failed in a big way, none of the three memory sticks got recognized (never had problem with the many Fedora set-ups at work or my own Gentoo set-up). DVD (multimedia) failed too work and installation of it is far harder then in Fedora. All the just work things didn't work and Linux was going down fast in the opinion of my brother in law, thanks too Ubuntu. Trying too save things I wanted too demonstrate zapping. So I fired up Sypnatic, and boy is this package manager a bloated user unfriendly peace of sh*t. Trying to explain the thing to him, all I was getting back was a glazy stare, absolutely no GUI for normal users. I installed zapping from universe to show the TV-tuner off, this was a old GTK+1.2 version from way back and it grabled the complete screen! Aaah what a disaster, so I decided too stop here and now and not demonstrate Kino with his camera because it could only get worse.

Ubuntu people look at Fedora, they are still way, way aheah of you! Im using Gentoo myself by the way.