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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Tried Ubuntu
by TaterSalad on Tue 8th Feb 2005 16:06 UTC

I must be one of the very few who didn't care for Ubuntu all that much. I had it installed on my system for 2 weeks or so, but went back to my other distro. Maybe it was my ignorance on not knowing how to use the apt commands properly, or when I tried to compile applications and found missing libraries, but something just didn't sit right with me. Using apt-cache showed lots of packages, but they all seemed older. Perhaps my apt conf file didn't have the proper entries.