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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@John Meuser
by YAAC on Mon 25th Apr 2005 22:23 UTC

[/i]This is Ubuntu's "bright" idea. There is an extensive debate going on in Ubuntu Bugzilla:[/i]

There's no debate at all. The whole thing was the idea of the rich guy who signs the checks at Ubuntu, and he said it isn't going to change. Game over.