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: viuks
by poofyhairguy on Tue 26th Apr 2005 19:08 UTC

Sometimes it is not possible to open CD-rom...

I noticed that in the new release too. I was mad at first, then I figured out the plan- this is on purpose to copy Macs. Gnome no longer wants you to hit the CDrom drive's open button, but to instead right click on the CD icon on the desktop and tell it to eject. It will always pop out when there is no CD. This is a new feature to prevent accedentaly opening the CD drive.