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 felixdzerzhinsky on Thu 10th Feb 2005 07:54 UTC

I have am running ubuntu, fedora and windoze xp on my laptop. Ubuntu and Fedora were both easy to install but post-installation on Fedora is a pain. Fedora has failed to configure my sound card and my screen resolution is 800X600. Yum is a real improvement on up2date.

In ubuntu by contrast sound worked and I get a screen resolution of 1024 X 768. I love apt-get. I tried installing Sarge with the netinstaller but it did not work as well.

I do have a preference for Debian based distros mainly because of apt-get. But sometimes I will install Mandrake on some my freinds computers because they seem to like it.

Lately I have been getting requests from a lot of people to set up dual boot systems. Surf the net with games with Win XP. They can always get their email and do their banking.

I think some of these "distro wars" are a bit sad. The important thing is more people are moving towards linux and other open source solutions. The varied distros are a blessing. Try a few distros. Use the one that suits your hardware and your style of working. And no Bills!