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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RE: disenchanted by int argc
by jofas on Tue 8th Feb 2005 15:31 UTC

Not very smart to test high-level functions and non-standard or complicated hardware config for a first shot at a distro. What do you expect?

- 3 hard drives and 3 NICs? You're just begging for trouble.
- runlevels? Can't comment.
- Samba worked out-of-box for me and for most people, in fact. I don't know what you're doing wrong, but Samba does not seem to be a huge issue on the ubuntu forums, either.
- serviceconf is a RedHat tool, not a Gnome component!

Everyone here is forgetting that Ubuntu isn't even aimed at us! It's designed for use in places that lack funding for commercial OSes, i.e. third world. You're all expecting WAY too much from it.