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[3]: It's Mid-2006...
by Terracotta on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:51 UTC
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Well it was a Windows user that made the comment :-). Besides eye candy can be usefull when you put it in the right way, which is what the devs are trying to do, and they seem to succeed.

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RE[4]: It's Mid-2006...
by SEJeff on Mon 17th Apr 2006 19:47 in reply to "RE[3]: It's Mid-2006..."
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I agree. My grandmother became very confused when I was showing her Desktop Linux. She minimized a window and didn't understand why it went away. When I installed Xgl/compiz aka "eyecandy", she understood where the window went due to the minimize animation.

She got angry recently when she was trying to use a windows computer and the scale affect (like OS X expose) didn't work when she moved the mouse to the top right corner or hit F12.

Eyecandy isn't just pretty, it makes the desktop more usable.

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