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[5]: Cheap shots at Windows
by archiesteel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cheap shots at Windows"
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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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

1. I disagree that Compiz is a demo WM. It's certainly very usable, and is also in the "bugs to iron out" stage. Your bias is showing.

2. OpenGL also has the backing of the industry.

3. That's not an indication of quality and/or features. This is akin to saying "it's the most popular, therefore it must be the best." That's a logical fallacy.

4. There's also lots of neat stuff possible with Xgl/Compiz. I understand that you're dissing it because of your anti-Linux bias, but really you haven't put forward any real arguments why Vista is better than Xgl/Compiz. Not one.

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