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[4]: Cheap shots at Windows
by Tom K on Tue 18th Apr 2006 07:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cheap shots at Windows"
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, except that in this case neither Vista nor Compiz/XGL are "released". Call me back when Compiz/XGL actually start shipping in final form in a popular distro.

Until then, both are "beta" products, and as far as I'm concerned, Vista's is more impressive at the moment.

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davidiwharper Member since:
2006-01-01

Until then, both are "beta" products, and as far as I'm concerned, Vista's is more impressive at the moment.

And Vista/Aero isn't "beta"?

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RE[6]: Cheap shots at Windows
by Tom K on Tue 18th Apr 2006 15:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Cheap shots at Windows"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

You quoted me saying "Until then, both are 'beta' products" ...

And then you asked if Vista/Aero aren't "beta".

I'm sorry, but am I missing something here?

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

as far as I'm concerned, Vista's is more impressive at the moment.

How so? Does Vista do everything that Xgl/Compiz does (btw, it seems that pixel shaders ARE supported under Xgl/Compiz, unlike previously noted).

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RE[6]: Cheap shots at Windows
by Tom K on Tue 18th Apr 2006 15:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Cheap shots at Windows"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

1. It's in a more complete state (code-complete, just bugs to iron out). Compiz is still only a demo WM.

2. It has the backing of the industry, along with LDDM drivers.

3. It's Windows, therefore you know it'll become the industry standard sooner or later.

4. Lots of neat stuff under the hood as far as the technology is concerned -- there's plenty of information out there. XGL is just an OpenGL interface for drawing the final product.

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