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: It's nice but....
by dumbkiwi on Mon 17th Apr 2006 19:41 UTC in reply to "It's nice but...."
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I just moved from gentoo (after about 2 years) to kubuntu on my laptop this weekend - still using gentoo on my desktop and servers. I wasn't expecting much, as I became disillusioned with binary distros a long time ago, but I have to say I'm very impressed.

I'd say you clearly haven't used it, and don't understand what a "powerful" distribution is. Ubuntu is just as "powerful" as gentoo, because it's ... a linux distro. It's got the same scripting environments, the same tools, and the same kernel as gentoo.

You can get down and dirty with init scripts just like you can in gentoo, or you can not worry about them and run with the distro as is. Up to you. But don't judge a distro based on some perceived 'l33t' value. All distros are as 'l33t' as you want to make them.

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