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 D on Tue 8th Feb 2005 17:17 UTC

I have to say, this is the nicest distro to date. Every time a new distro comes out from Mandrake, Fedora Core/Red Hat, Knoppix, what have you, I install it and see how it "feels". After all my searching, testing I've come to the conclusion that I like Gnome the best, I like my systems to be Fast and responsive, even on older machines, and I like simplicity. Ubuntu hits the nail on the head on ALL categories.

I'm currently using Warty, and have a few items I hope they resolve in the next update.

1. I'd like to see the packages grouped into categories, perhaps a nice graphical view, with icons. Something kosher and Gnome-ish.

2. I'd like to see a splash screen when Ubuntu starts...I hate looking at the endless scrolling of services loading. I know they are working on this...kudos.

3. A few more simple configuration tools would be great. Being someone that's not all too familiar with all the different packages, I'm not sure what package to look for when I want to do something in Linux. Example. If I want to edit the services and what starts up, I don't want to have to spend freaking half a day looking up online what package I can install to disable them. There should be a clear basic "standard" item installed. Power users can change later if they'd like.

There are a few more minor tweaks, but all in all, I think Ubuntu is heads and shoulders above it's fellow distros.