Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 12:02 UTC, submitted by SilentBob4
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MadPenguin takes a look at Flight 5 of Ubuntu Dapper, and concludes: "All in all, Ubuntu 6.06 is gearing up to be quite an impressive release. Granted, I saw some bugs during my stay on the distribution, but can I really complain? It's not a full release, so it deserves some breathing room. Considering some of the horribly authored software I've looked at over the years, I feel that Ubuntu in pre-release form is more stable than other distros when they reach final release status. It's not quite in the league of Slackware and Red Hat/Fedora in that respect yet, but it's surely getting there in a hurry."
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RE: It's nice but....
by Jezza on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:01 UTC in reply to "It's nice but...."
Jezza
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2005-10-13

Sure, it's a nice distro for the average homeuser that is new to linux and wants everything done with wizards, but once they get more experienced they will move to another distro.

Really? I've been using ubuntu since Warty/Hoary time and never have I used a wizard for anything. At all.

I don't really think there are any wizard/gui configs for ubuntu. I moved to ubuntu from Mandrake, where everything was gui-driven, and I had a hard time having to write scripts to run my ADSL modem at boot-time with a custom firmware, and having to set up samba/dhcpd manually was hard for someone from the 'wizard' environment. You just show with comments like this that you don't use/(probabally) never have used ubuntu.

I think it's a great transitional OS for people inbetween Linspire/Mandrake and Slackware/Gentoo

And I hate seeing people so violently opposed to a distro like this, we're all comrades in the OSS arena, no need for this 'ubuntu r t3h suxxors' attitude, which, as far as I can see, is simply jealousy that it's such a popular distro with strong active development...

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