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