Linked by Fabian M. Schindler on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 18:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux distros are advancing everywhere. Not only servers but also on the desktop pc and notebooks. There are wild discussions, if Linux-Distributions are ready for serious business work or personal use. This critical review will deal with two long awaited Linux-distributions, Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntus Warty Warhog. Why these two? Because both feature Gnome 2.8 and it would not be a comparision on equal terms to compare Gnome to e.g KDE. Also, both use kernel 2.6.8+ and have their very own theme for the default desktop. Bluecurve for Fedora and Human for Ubuntu.
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RE: Cool Guy : Ubuntu
by Anon E Moose on Tue 23rd Nov 2004 20:36 UTC

Because I for one tried Debian and didn't find it to be usable for me. It was stable after I waded through the long install. And telling people that going to an unstable branch isnt going to win people over.

Ubuntu is debian unstable based .. but its been stablized I guess you could say. It has polish without feeling ancient. Its a personal thing I would guess for most. This is the first distro I found that I liked enough right after install to say "OMG someone has got a clue" because it really is the distro I (notice I said I) have been looking for.

That said its not for everyone. Its not straight debian, its do have KDE but its not really supported and its not installed by default etc etc etc. There are alot of distro's out there, because there are alot of different people out there that have different needs and wants.

Don't get bent over why there is so much hype surrounding it. It feels revolutionary to alot of people that try it. Yes its just another distro but it doesn't feel that way to those that love it. Embrace it just for the fact that everyone one of those users is also using a distro that gives back to debian. Its that many more users that learn the joy of .deb and apt-get. Rather than see it as a bad thing, try seeing it as yet one more way that debian is a great distro that has other great distro's based on that foundation.

Anon E Moose