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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Not everything is so goood.
by viuks on Tue 26th Apr 2005 16:39 UTC

I still use Ubuntu and think, that it is best disto for now, but I cant be so optimistic as Christian Paratschek. Boot time for me is still far away from windoze (about 2 mins). Nautilus hangs a lot. Uses sometimes a lot of pcu, even I am doing nothing. After install there was no 1024x768 possible, so I needed to edit Xorg manually. No fresh updates for Gimp and OpenOffice. Sometimes it is not possible to open CD-rom...
But hardware detection and hotplug is amazing. Automatic updates too.