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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RE: System stability is outstanding - WOT????
by Anonymous on Tue 26th Apr 2005 15:15 UTC

Maybe this distribution just isn't your cup of tea?
Did you try to install it more than once or just gave up right away?
Report a bug perhaps?

There are many alternatives to just complaining. Complaining doesn't fix a problem. If you want something that "just works", you have to work at it. There are products that have been around for years that don't work all the time. Sometimes I wake up and put my pants on backwards. It happens. It is a bug in my programming. But I sure hope that no one will have me removed because I don't function properly all the time.