Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 21:26 UTC, submitted by Maarten Vanheuverswyn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The 5th preview release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake is out on the mirrors. As usual, there are both install and live CD's for PowerPC, x86, and x86-64. "We are now in the final stages of Dapper Drake development. Everything is stabilizing, and Ubuntu 6.04 will certainly be a top-notch professional OS. Now that all of the lower level improvements have been made, it is time to close the hood and rub on a coat of wax. With Flight 5 comes a new and improved Human look-and-feel, a few new GUI power tools, and much more." Update: Screenshot tour.
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What makes Ubuntu better?
by Joe User on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:39 UTC
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

Can some one explain to me?

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RE: What makes Ubuntu better?
by ryan on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:51 in reply to "What makes Ubuntu better?"
ryan Member since:
2005-07-06

Better than what? It may actually not be better for you, who knows?

For me it's better than Windows and OSX because it's Linux. For me it's better than small linux distros and stray OSes because of the comparatively good degree of hardware support and software availablility. For me it's better than much of the other big Linux distros because their apt/synaptic/g-a-i is so smooth. For meit's better because I prefer the debian universe over the rpm universe. For me it's better than Debian because it's newer than Stable but more stable than "unstable". For me it's better than the windows-user-oriented distributions like Xandros and Linspire because I don't need that type of support for my uses. For me it's better than Kubuntu because I prefer Gnome to KDE.

For you: who knows?

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I prefer the debian universe over the rpm universe

Why?

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amaze_9 Member since:
2005-11-12

Is it better than Slackware + KDE for someone who is past the newbie stage and has a fascination with performance and editing text config files?

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dr_gonzo Member since:
2005-07-06

<blockquote>For me it's better than Windows and OSX because it's Linux.</blockquote>

Why is Linux better than Windows and OSX? Are you talking about how the Linux kernel handles things which are in your mind better than OSX's and Windows's (which Windows kernel are you talking about here?) kernels?

Or do you prefer Linux because it's versatile and allows you to install and uninstall different apps without much fuss?

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RE: What makes Ubuntu better?
by antwarrior on Sun 12th Mar 2006 02:03 in reply to "What makes Ubuntu better?"
antwarrior Member since:
2006-02-11

Truthfully not much.

ubuntu are not what you would exactly call innovative or revolutionary. Their contriubtions in terms of volume and complexity are relatively small, compared to say Novell ( which has backed ,funded and support server OSS projects).

What makes Ubuntu better ? So what makes Ubuntu great?
It's because they focus on the "simple" things. And they try to keep things simple.

Take their new additions to Dapper. I mean really the gdebi (it's reaaaaalllly simplified )makes me sick to look at ....but i know that i will be using it when i do get dapper. Not because it's complicated wizadry with amazing bells and whistles but because it is simple.

....i hope with the one simple example i've given you've gotten a feel for what makes Ubuntu great.

oh by the way. anything Ubuntu can do any other linux desktop distro can.....

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RE: What makes Ubuntu better?
by unoengborg on Sun 12th Mar 2006 16:51 in reply to "What makes Ubuntu better?"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

To me, what makes it better is that they focus on one desktop environment at the time. This way the desktop becomes more consistent than distros that tries to combine Gnome, KDE,... into one distro.

They also tries to make a sensible selection of what's installed by default, you don't end up with 5 different text editors, 3 termial programs etc.

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RE: What makes Ubuntu better?
by h_t_r on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:08 in reply to "What makes Ubuntu better?"
h_t_r Member since:
2006-02-02

Ubuntu satisfies almost every kind of user.. from the noob to the experienced hacker.
Why?

It just works!
It's easy to keep updated, it has a very good hardware support, it's well documentated, it has the benefits of debian (apt-get), it is actual!
Ubuntu is a cutting-edge linux distro.

from the ubuntu website:
"Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release."

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