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]: one gripe : one cd
by thebluesgnr on Mon 17th Apr 2006 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: one gripe : one cd"
thebluesgnr
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2005-11-14

mplayer ? # sorry - I live in Europe - it should be somehow included...

I don't know where you live in Europe but codecs from Windows is not exactly the same as Free codecs for patented formats. Ubuntu would be in trouble distributing the binaries from Microsoft.

And why on earth user which is just starting he's advenutre with linux should be forced to choose DE

That's precisely why Ubuntu is a GNOME-based distribution where the user makes absolutely no choice of DE at all.

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RE[4]: one gripe : one cd
by Tom Janowitz on Mon 17th Apr 2006 18:09 in reply to "RE[3]: one gripe : one cd"
Tom Janowitz Member since:
2005-12-05

Choosing Ubuntu implies choosing DE (gnome) _before_acutal_installation_ , apart of course of Kubuntu (not that polished) and Xubuntu (no cd's yet). If those DE's were in main repos (and on cd's/dvd) then the choice could have been made easily later. If there is no choice in regard to DE - how user will get to know other DE's (instead of common jumping from one distro to another) ? Of course one can 'sudo apt-get kde-desktop' (+removing gnome?), but the installation process of a whole DE isn't confined to this simple command and I would rather make it once at the beginning than to let (yet) inexperienced users to have it done (screwed?) by themelves. Is it really that much to ask for a dvd filled with goodies (which already exist) ?

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