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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by Archangel on Tue 8th Feb 2005 10:17 UTC

I'd disagree with a few of the statements in the article:
First, I was under the impression that the Linux kernel's ACPI implementation wasn't buggy - but most laptops use a lot of weird-ass extensions and their implementations are often buggy.

APM is okay, but has it's issues - which is why ACPI was created. Frankly I don't see the big deal - my laptop does everything except suspend-to-RAM (hibernating works, and without a FAT partition) using ACPI - which is pretty much what he'd found.

And saying the KDE project's design goal is clearly to look like Windows is ludicrous. I'm sure that's the last thing on their mind.
With the number of times he mentioned Macintoshes, it sounds like he'd be better off buying one rather than trying to find another interface that he thinks mimics it.