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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my 2 cents
by amiroff on Tue 8th Feb 2005 18:34 UTC

I've tried Ubuntu on 2 different systems and ended up going back to Mepis on both of them. Mepis gives me all plugins out of the box, detects windows partitions and mounts them, has a bootsplash, some config tools (not enough though), uses debian repos directly, has a very very good installer (the easyest one, PCLOS installer comes next), all of gnome system tools actually work, windows network works out of the box and it has a good KDE support for my KDE fellows.

The only thing Mepis lacks is some graphics, and polish here and there on KDE desktop, and that it has many many packages installed by default (so called bloat). And of course, Ubuntu community is even bigger.

Anyway, I'll be downloading hoary again, checking other distros won't hurt anyone...