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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Good but...
by Zorro on Tue 8th Feb 2005 09:52 UTC

After so many great reviews and because I am a Gnome fan I decided to install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop. So, deleted my Slackware 10 and prepare it for a fresh install. This time Ubuntu. I have to say that installing Ubuntu is not difficult at all, Slack though goes faster I think. When I boot up , no sound , I have checked , no sound devices,Ooops, Slack was picking the sound card on the fly. No ACPI, ooops , I just chose bare.acpi in slack and it works. So , tried to install some things from gnome files , boing , no gcc , hmmm. Go to the site , ahaaaa , I have to check the repositories.So , good , I connect , not all mirrors work , but at least I found gcc , some other packages where nowhere to be found , probably a bad settings on my side. Shortly, I decided Slack will go back.
And one more thing , on Slack Gnome is faster than on Ubuntu , at least for me. I don't know the reasons and frankly I don't care.I will use Slack for time being. Or maybe I'm not ready for a change.Or maybe I don't want to change.Don't know.
All these things happened 2 months ago,Ubuntu was on my laptop for about one month,just for me to get used with it. Is a no go for me but I have to admit that is the perfect distro for beginners if somebody configures the system good.I like to tinker a lot my machine and Slack offers me exactly what I need.