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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Ubuntu...close, but no cigar.
by buldir on Wed 9th Feb 2005 01:16 UTC

"I think some of you guys are being too tough on this distro, it's only its first release, I cant remember a distro that wasnt a little buggy on its first release."

I agree with this.


"One final statement, I'd switch to a OS X in a heartbeat if I could get it on x86 architecture..."

And this.

I tried out Ubuntu, got all the multimedia stuff to work, i.e. mplayer, mplayerplug-in, xine, DVD playback, but...then there's this GD bug that doesn't allow me to eject an "enhanced" CD/DVD (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=9395&highlight=eject). My Intel Pro 2100b wifi card would also randomly turn itself off, even though I disabled the the wired eth. Intolerable. Other than those two things...keep up the good work. I'll come back in two years when it's name is Wascally Wabbit.