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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*sigh* more GNOME/KDE silliness
by salmacis on Tue 8th Feb 2005 10:22 UTC

rather than the cluttered, sickeningly sweet, drippy, transparent eye Kandy of KDE.

Although the Gnome developers may not admit it, the Mac user interface appears to be their design goal while KDE's design goal is clearly to duplicate the Windows UI. To most people, the consensus would be that the Mac is the clear winner in usability and appearance.

If you didn't want the comments to degenerate into yet another GNOME/KDE flamewar, why did you include these two statements? A simple "I prefer GNOME so I wanted to use a GNOME-based distribution" would have been better.

I've yet to hear a compelling reason to install Ubuntu, and given your problems with it I'm surprised your review was so positive. These days, no modern distribtion from one of the bigger players should cause too many problems, even on an old laptop.