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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I like Ubuntu too
by Kaya on Tue 8th Feb 2005 10:14 UTC

I really like Ubuntu for the desktop, it definitively is the first dirrto that conviced me that Linux is ready for the desktop. I have the usual problem with KDE, its too bloated and far from bein simplistic (I love Mac OS X). Gnome offers a very straight environment and seems to be more leightweight than KDE. I also have to agree that Ubuntu looks far more polished and professional than many other distros.

For servers I still prefer debian, but this is no contradiction, because Ubuntu was specifically developed for the desktop.

The only downside is that I am not satisified with the performance, resizing windows seems a bit sluggy and the login is slow, too. Although the machine (Dual P3-8666 with Radeon 8500) should be fast enough to handle the GUI. But maybe it's only the drivers (I didn't succeed in installing the proprietary drivers provided by ATI, but they seem only to accelerate 3D anyway).