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[6]: one gripe : one cd
by Tom Janowitz on Tue 18th Apr 2006 00:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: one gripe : one cd"
Tom Janowitz
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2005-12-05

I understand your point (and partly second it), but... Ubuntu base install approach is rather minimalistic, which for a distro that aim's to be mainstream (not only for geeks) is queer to say the least. Shouldn't it try to please as many souls as possible ?
If their intention is to make me not to agree with their selection then ok. but they assume that people have this perfect internet connection (again - I have), which often is simply not the case and this is far from ok. One shot in grain : windows doesn't require me to access internet to complete install (not only becouse I am not installing it).


The last thing I needed when switching to an entirely new operating system was to worry about figuring out what applications I needed to be productive.

Why not install them all ? Storage space is dirt-cheap. This doesn't mean that all those app's should be exposed in main menu, ordinary 'debian' submenu would be all"...just fine. And it's much better approach for discoverability of those apps., which are currently not part of base install. The only thing user should choose is ->default<- DE, web browser, mail client. Of course 'single app for a task' is probably better approach for corporate/office customers (which is one of Ubuntu main targets). I guess we'll have to wait for the one distro "to rule them all".

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