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: Switched to OS X Tiger
by s_groening on Mon 17th Apr 2006 15:52 UTC in reply to "Switched to OS X Tiger"
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2005-12-13

spotlight -- have you ever tried out Beagle with its boolean operators, or do you still struggle using those through the Mac OS X Terminal.app, since they're not yet implemented in the GUI?

automator (very cool ) -- Yes, arguably a very cool and useful feature

dashboard -- Do you really need this, and if yes, for what??????

usability -- (See comment on Spotlight) The Gnome GUI is very clean cut and features many fine features, usability wise, eventhough I'd rather it'd be more like OS X than Windows in some sences... But the elegance is sure there, I think, and it's nice and easy on your eyes (Clearlooks theme). The step towards OS X is getting smaller and smaller for each release.

speed -- Have you tried Linux on comparable hardware? Try trimming down the Linux kernel by removing unwanted features and watch it perform with grace... On OS X you're stuck with what you get...

a rock solid unix -- Have you ever tried Linux? -It's more of a Unix beast than OS X, at least by definition of Unix monolithic and the Unix kernel not being influenced by 'other' kernels an runtime... If they wanted these things in it's truest sence, Apple'd opt for a 'clean' BSD kernel, Solaris or maybe even Linux...

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RE[2]: Switched to OS X Tiger
by voidlogic on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:30 in reply to "RE: Switched to OS X Tiger"
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2005-09-03

I agree with s_groening,

I just want to add that gDesklets is a lot like dashboard, and a note on speed, take your mac, load linux on it, and run the same mysql bench you did in OSX, then you will know the meaning of speed.

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