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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one gripe : one cd
by Tom Janowitz on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:06 UTC
Tom Janowitz
Member since:
2005-12-05

When there will be realease with _ALL_ "standard" + Universe packages on a DVD ? Not everyone has broadband connection (I have) and ability to download hundreds of MB's just to have the desktop he/she need's. If Ubuntu want's to be more appealing to average Joe user, than I think it should at least give a DVD (multiple CD's ?) as an option for download (not necessairly for free shiping). That would be a big deal for me.
And yeap - I know it's that 'apt' kind of distribution (pun intended).

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RE: one gripe : one cd
by n0xx on Mon 17th Apr 2006 16:21 in reply to "one gripe : one cd"
n0xx Member since:
2005-07-12

When there will be realease with _ALL_ "standard" + Universe packages on a DVD ?

Hopefuly never... there are lots of unstable/outdated stuff in those repositories, and its wiser to distribute just the cream of the crop with your install cds. Otherwise you turn it to a "20 text editors witch the crappiest" type of distro.

Fewer packages, better packages. Thats what makes Ubuntu so good.

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RE: one gripe : one cd
by britbrian on Mon 17th Apr 2006 18:41 in reply to "one gripe : one cd"
britbrian Member since:
2005-07-06

I would like to see the live & install CDs merged to single CDs for each of Ubuntu, Kubuntu & Edubuntu and save B/W.

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RE[2]: one gripe : one cd
by SEJeff on Mon 17th Apr 2006 19:52 in reply to "RE: one gripe : one cd"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

I would like to see the live & install CDs merged to single CDs for each of Ubuntu, Kubuntu & Edubuntu and save B/W.

It is called expresso and with the latest version of dapper (flight 6) it is working perfect for me. As a matter of fact, the expresso live cd based installer worked faster than the normal text mode installer to set up everything and boot into a functional desktop.

Weird, I thought it would be the other way around.

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