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 Terracotta on Tue 18th Apr 2006 09:41 UTC
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Sorry pal, live in Europe as well, no use of mplayer here. The reason why they don't include full-media support (restricted formats support) is given by them, it's part of their philosophy. Ok, a DVD could come in handy, but you can download extra-repository cd's, so if you have a broadband connection somewhere you can put it on several cd's. (Ok, it's not an easy way ;-) ).

The reason why there's a seperate KDE distro is because some people prefer to have KDE installed, without having gnome installed from the start. There was (and still is) a demand for this, remember they started the way you proposed, but apparently enough people prefered a clean install, it's why xubuntu is heading off, it's why kubuntu is so popular too. Some people choose their distro based on the DE it uses, because of the integration.

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