Linked by Christian Paratschek on Mon 25th Apr 2005 20:11 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Welcome back to another issue of my reviews of Linux distributions. Not really surprisingly, this time I decided to take a close look at the second version of the most popular Debian offshoot, Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu's performance probably was the biggest surprise that 2004 had in store for Linux users. Just 9 months ago, almost noone even knew that there was a new project underway, but then things went really fast: after a preview version in mid-September, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, released version 4.10 in October. Being based on Debian, Ubuntu has a solid base and, despite not being supported officially, all the (18.000) Debian packages available. Ubuntu 4.10 proved to be a decent operating system (especially for a first try) and had overall pretty positive reviews (here's mine).
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Ubuntu 5.04
by TaterSalad on Mon 25th Apr 2005 20:28 UTC

Thats a pretty good review. I like Ubuntu 5.04 also, the layout is nice and it detected my soundcard/nic/mosue and just about everything else so I can't complain about that. I just have some minor gripes about trying to compile a certain application to the newer version because I'm stubborn and didn't want to use the older version thats in the repositories.

Oh, one more thing to note. Its probably not a good idea to mess with sound settings, I found out the hard way per In short, its along the lines of wanting alsa and esd, like having my cake and eating it too. Now I gotta figure out how to make the two work together again ;)