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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All About Choice...I Choose Ubuntu
by Kingnubian on Wed 24th Nov 2004 03:35 UTC

Firstly the wonderfull thing and the reason that we are all here posting comments in the first place is beacause of that magic word CHOICE. The beauty of Linux is that this choice is left to the user and more often than not whatever choice you make is a FREE one.

Personally I will go with Ubuntu without hesitation. Out of the box I could be productive and the ease of updates and the excellent online community around it was a big plus. Yes I have tried so many other distros but Ubuntu just gets it right. A friend and I have even installed it on an "Unsupported" old world G3 Mac which now serves as his main machine.

Ubuntu's beauty is in it's simplicity in design, execution and presentation. It is certainly not for everyone but I prefer to start off simple and mold it to what I want it to be rather than start out huge and cut it down to a more managable size. As for stability it has been a rock and was very very easy to integrate it into my mixed Windows/Linux network. Even my wireless card, and you have really got to do your homework before going wireless with Linux unfortunately, works 100% WEP and all. Although I woild prefer a simple WPA solution this isn't Ubuntu's fault.

Package manangement is so simple in Ubuntu, coming from a Debian Apt-Get base, that it's almost a joke.A little tweaking was needed to add repositories for "Special" applications but that was easy as well.

All in all IMHO Ubuntu is the best example so far of Powerfull Simplicity and will stay on my workstation for dayly use.

In the end.....it's all about choice.