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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@mario
by mattb on Tue 8th Feb 2005 17:32 UTC

>Yes I am very annoyed: why on earth I should be patient when they came out with a debian testing a little modified and polished and nothing more?

why would this annoy you?

>And people hype it as the best thing? I think seriously I will write a piece for osnews titled "value added distributions" to explain that:

i cant count the amount of distros that have been hyped to within an inch of their life. welcome to the world of linux, glad you could join us.

>-I like forks

ubuntu isnt a fork. the universe repos could be called a branching, cause the changes are made to be rolled into the official debian packages.

>-but a fork should add more value (real value)

like security updates?

>-you cannot call a distribution "a desktop distribution" just because it includes gnome

my definition of "desktop distribution" would be a linux distribution that includes desktop software. what is yours?

>-you cannot call a distribution "a powerful server distribution" just because it includes apache

my definition of "server distribution" would be a linux distribution that includes server software. what is yours?