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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It's Mid-2006...
by MediaSex on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:21 UTC
MediaSex
Member since:
2006-02-08

And no one in the open source world can come up with anything but juvenile ripoffs of Windows UI elements for their desktop.

With OS X having been around for so many years now it is inexcusable that the Linux desktops can't come up with something in the same league.

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RE: It's Mid-2006...
by jcinacio on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:51 in reply to "It's Mid-2006..."
jcinacio Member since:
2006-03-12

And no one in the open source world can come up with anything but juvenile ripoffs of Windows UI elements for their desktop.

yes, and while we're at it, i think we should all just nuke every DE from linux and revert to the shell, since a "window" is surely a windows UI ripoff...

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v RE[2]: It's Mid-2006...
by MediaSex on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:53 in reply to "RE: It's Mid-2006..."
RE: It's Mid-2006...
by SEJeff on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:02 in reply to "It's Mid-2006..."
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Seriously dude... Xgl/compiz beats the pants off of Vista *and* OS X from an eyecandy perspective. They copied a few of the features from OS X (like expose and the cube virtual desktop switcher) but much improved. It's hard to compare it to anything out there.

It even runs in your favorite DE be it Gnome (mine) or KDE.

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v RE[2]: It's Mid-2006...
by MediaSex on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:09 in reply to "RE: It's Mid-2006..."
RE[2]: It's Mid-2006...
by Lorinel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 08:59 in reply to "RE: It's Mid-2006..."
Lorinel Member since:
2006-01-04

The "cube virtual desktop switcher" is not part of OS X but rather an addon app called Desktop Manager.

VERY pretty effect. I like to show it off to people... but then I turn it off so I can get work done. Its too distracting and from using virtual desktops for over 10 years I kinda expect them to be instant hehe.


(Ssshhhhhh... yes I am prone to just switch back and forth watching the pretty graphics... hehehe)

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