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 dark child on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:12 UTC in reply to "It's nice but...."
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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.

Ubuntu is a very overhyped linux distro, nothing more nothing less.
It's popularity was made by throwing with a lot of cash, not because it differs from other distro's in a great way.

I agree with some of your sentiments. The first two official releases were nothing more than hype and there were many distros out there that were more user friendly and technically superior. Dapper however, appears to be shaping up into a really good distro.

What Ubuntu has done well, is market its product to a broad range of people. This has resulted in many more people getting interested in Linux. This a good thing for Linux and opensource because it shows others that there are alternatives to MS. Obviously having the cash to market and promote your product does help.

Many advanced Linux users may not be too keen on Ubuntu but its simplicity and wizards is good for people making the switch from other OSes like Windows and MAC. I probably won't use it but I am getting more confident in recommending it to others.

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