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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Re: Ubuntu regret!
by Raoul on Wed 3rd Nov 2004 15:41 UTC

I personally can not wait to get free Ubuntu CDs I have ordered. I just want to ask what you were thinking installing a Linux distribution you have never installed on your machine (as far as I gather). Don't go by the positive things people have said about Ubuntu because as often is the case in life: YMMV == Your mileage may vary.

Why didn't you just opt to install Fedora Core as was your initial plan? One obvious thing is that this is the first official release, and like almost any first release of any Linux distribution, there are things that work less well and even some tools/features that are inadequate or missing.

Hint:
The saying : "Familiarty breeds contempts" doesn't not apply to Linux distributions especially wrt to recommending a distro you have not tested yourself to a Linux newbie.

I certainly hope your brother in law comes back for more Linux goodness after that fiasco ;)