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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Cheap shots at Windows
by Tom K on Mon 17th Apr 2006 20:16 UTC
Tom K
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2005-07-06

So what is it with Linux fanboys constantly reiterating false Vista hardware requirements? It's like they get off on this crap or something.

Either way will work. Having a commercial 3D accelerated graphics driver will allow you to do some really cool things like run XGL/Compiz don't you know, and Ubuntu does it well... very well. I got it running in under 5 minutes using this HOWTO from the Ubuntu Forums. This was the first distro I was able to see it running in it's full glory and I was completely blown away. Windows Vista will come out late this year or next year (or whenever they FINALLY get that vaporware out the door... I think we'll see Guns N' Roses new album before we ever see Vista) and it will require you to have the fastest machine $2000 can buy you... all for what? Eye candy. Guess what? Linux does it now and it does it on existing hardware. I got Ubuntu/XGL running on an AMD 2400+ with 1.5GB RAM and 128MB Nvidia card.

Can't a Linux distro review just be a Linux distro review without throwing in some cheap shots at Windows? Is it a confidence problem on the part of Linux distro reviewers? Do they feel they have to proclaim the merits of Linux by telling the world how bad Windows is? Come on now.

As for the actual quote, it's bullsh*t. I think Thom has a lot to say about this one, not to mention the fact that XGL/Compiz are still *EXPERIMENTAL*, and until they come shipped in final code form in a distro, it's about as good a solution as using an early Vista beta.

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RE: Cheap shots at Windows
by archiesteel on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:23 in reply to "Cheap shots at Windows"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Can't a Linux distro review just be a Linux distro review without throwing in some cheap shots at Windows?

The real question is: why do you care?

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RE[2]: Cheap shots at Windows
by Tom K on Mon 17th Apr 2006 23:15 in reply to "RE: Cheap shots at Windows"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Because it cheapens the entire image of the article. If I were writing a review of an ASUS motherboard, I wouldn't throw in cheap shots about Gigabyte/DFI -- it's unprofessional.

And the author is still completely off about Vista's requirements. I guess he'll be in for an unpleasant surprise when all these people with aging machines install Vista, and it runs fine, along with fancy graphics. What a lonely day that will be for him indeed.

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