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 dimosd on Tue 8th Feb 2005 20:27 UTC

>generally enjoy using it - however - to keep it in perspective - was it significantly better than anything else around - No, not at all...

For me the single most important advantage of Ubuntu is its 6-month release schedule (and it's free). Otherwise I would stick with Debian testing/unstable.

I haven't tried Mepis, it should be good, but I prefer Gnome to KDE.