Linked by Jeremy Wells on Tue 8th Feb 2005 08:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For over six years I have been hunting for a Linux distro that would allow me to replace my Windows installation. I've tried many versions of RedHat and Mandrake, and more recently, Gnoppix, Kanotix, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Knoppix. In my evaluations, I would start with high hopes that the latest and greatest distro would install smoothly, support my hardware, and create a genuinely usable system, but none of them really worked--until now. I recently came across the first distro that satisfied all my requirements: Ubuntu.
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Will stay with other distro
by Anonymous on Tue 8th Feb 2005 08:54 UTC

This review did not convince me to switch from Mandrake which seems as polished, works better on laptops and provides a good KDE experience.
It's true that I don't care much about a 100% free distro. To be able to truely replace Windows, a linux distro has to provide Java, Flash, DVD player, etc.