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 bman08 on Wed 9th Feb 2005 00:45 UTC

For me Ubuntu is also the best. Aside with some major problems with Warty on my laptop that are solved in Hoary, it works great right out of the box; even my d-link wireless card works. There's a good community that can answer almost every question in an average of 5 minutes, and if you add the proprietary and universe repos you're not going to find yourself wanting for packages. Among other distros I've tried, only Gentoo has had all these things, but after an injudicious -5 in etc-update I couldn't face a reinstall. Ubuntu installs in 15 minutes. For me, this is the first distro I've used that is LESS WORK on a day to day basis than Windows. To me the true measure of this distro's success is the fact that I'm spending less time than ever wrestling with system software and more time working.