Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Apr 2006 13:48 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu teams are proud to present a second Beta release of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu 6.06 LTS, codenamed "Dapper Drake". This release corrects some serious flaws in the installer present on the Desktop CD in the first Beta release. Although the text-mode install CD also forms part of this release, it has not been modified since Beta 1. An updated Xubuntu release is also in preparation and will be announced shortly." Hey look, a screenshot tour.
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hey T-bone lickers....
by rakamaka on Fri 28th Apr 2006 15:49 UTC
rakamaka
Member since:
2005-08-12

this forum-site has become Ubuntu cult. I am not against it but there are other best distros needs attention also. When did last time you see news/reviews about other distro on OSN? dont remember...

Anyway very soon ubuntu hype will die just like knoppix, linspire, xandros, fedora, mandrake etc etc..

Tell me one program/software ubuntu does what XP can't do. Don't get me on security.. A zone alarm, AVG, Antivir, adware, spybot, prevex, hostfile lock, port 80 only,(these are free softwares) installed XP is at par with touted linux security.

right now all popular distros are chasing to imitate XP/GUI functionality. Wake up, you have to smell Vista and ready to chase it...just 6 months away....

my 2c : Try PCLINUXOS and you will throw away your ubuntu out of windows...

Edited 2006-04-28 15:54

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RE: hey T-bone lickers....
by yoursecretninja on Fri 28th Apr 2006 15:52 in reply to "hey T-bone lickers...."
yoursecretninja Member since:
2006-01-02

When did last time you see news/reviews about other distro on OSN?

Two posts down their is a post about suse linux.

I'm not even going to reply to the rest of your comments.

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RE: hey T-bone lickers....
by netpython on Fri 28th Apr 2006 18:48 in reply to "hey T-bone lickers...."
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Anyway very soon ubuntu hype will die just like knoppix, linspire, xandros, fedora, mandrake etc etc..

Mandriva you meant?

Tell me one program/software ubuntu does what XP can't do

After a fresh install XP is quite a lame bird sitting on a tree branch waiting for a nervous breakdown.

Listening to shoutcast servers(and ripping them).apt:Adding (third party) repositories.


But you didn't mean the default install :-)
Well, to get XP on par with for example Ubuntu (quality apps and stuff) you could easily buy a second PC.The bundled apps are most of the time irrelevant or are aging rapidly.

Ubuntu is far more easier to manage.Doesn't need nearly as much maintenance as XP (spyware,defragmenting,broken registry entries,).

Oh i have found some apps,

Tvtime,KDETV,MythTV,KRADIO,Apache,Mysql,K3B,emacs,bash,tcsh,vi.I'm afraid the list is endless.

I bought an pvr350 haupagge tv card recently.
Man the software that came with the card sucked.
Great example of bad memory management.When i let the app seek for channels the screen exept the tv-app froze and that on a AMD64 3000 (2200) and 1 GB DDR 400 and ( hardware) SATA raid0.

Not with tvtime,it's suitable for multitasking,i can burn,download,surf the web,scan for tv channels and rip some choutcast channels all at the same time.

Eh,MythTV can withstand any comparison with XP media edition execpt it's free.

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RE: hey T-bone lickers....
by netpython on Fri 28th Apr 2006 19:03 in reply to "hey T-bone lickers...."
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

[/i]Don't get me on security.. A zone alarm, AVG, Antivir, adware, spybot, prevex, hostfile lock, port 80 only,(these are free softwares) installed XP is at par with touted linux security.[/i]

Or just play back an ghost:-)
Norton Ghost for linux would be awsome (saves a lot of bandwith).

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Lettherebemorelight Member since:
2005-07-11

You could use the DOS version of ghost (I use it to image windows and linux). The only special requirement is you need a vfat partition to save the image to.

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RE: hey T-bone lickers....
by kiddo on Fri 28th Apr 2006 19:37 in reply to "hey T-bone lickers...."
kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

Wake up, you have to smell Vista and ready to chase it...just 6 months away....

Yep. And I've been running XGL and Compiz for a little more than 2 months. Since for me (and the vast majority of users), Vista is just a facelift with DRM (which I do not want), I am already PAST Vista.

Anyway very soon ubuntu hype will die just like knoppix, linspire, xandros, fedora, mandrake etc etc..
You are entitled to think so.

Tell me one program/software ubuntu does what XP can't do
Compiz, Beagle, Tomboy, Fyre, F-Spot, Specto (giggles). They are all *easily* accessible and kick the living ass out of your beloved windows. Of course I'm being unfair, because windows can't bundle all this out of the box. Ubuntu doesn't either, but it's just a matter of APT-GET. Oh yeah. Ubuntu doesn't have APT.

my 2c : Try PCLINUXOS and you will throw away your ubuntu out of windows...
My 2: Try Ubuntu and you will throw away your $DISTRO_NAME out of windows...

Satisfied, troll?

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RE: hey T-bone lickers....
by wyth on Fri 28th Apr 2006 20:34 in reply to "hey T-bone lickers...."
wyth Member since:
2005-12-28

Not to take anything away from PCLinuxOS, which I think is a great little chugger, but it's really only maintained by one person with limited time --but has a fantastic community with stellar, knowledgeable moderators. I like that distro a lot. But I ran into a few particular issues repeatedly; on updates, I kept having hardware issues, and would often end up having to re-install when apps stopped working or my xorg.conf went sideways. And it's been at .92 for quite a while now. The update issues are partly my hardware; it's more a desktop distro than laptop linux. Although in some ways I'd like to see PCLinuxOS take Kubuntu's place, for the laptop, the sound and touchpads either need to come configured or have some decent documentation for how to do it.

That said, I've also tried Ubuntu, and with this latest release I went back to it for my laptop. For this hardware, it's a more stable system. I like both, and think PCLinuxOS may be a bit snappier, but at least in the race for laptop space, Ubuntu's winning out (over a few others tried as well --suse, mepis, fedora, even toyed with pc-bsd and solaris).

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