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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Dozens of readers submitted today's biggest news bugget: "Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, codenamed "Dapper Drake". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu." For those who like the visuals, OSDir provides the fix. Update by TH: Instructions on installing this release on Apple's MacBook.
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stenka phocean
Member since:
2006-05-17

I don't think you are honnest with turboprint. I have a canon i350 and as long as I print A4 pages, OK.
Put have you tried to print photo quality ? other format pages ?
It is easy : doesn't work at all. And the interface is a pity. I don't call it "working perfectly well".

ATI radeon ? the dual screen is buggy and you have to edit your xorg.conf file.
And check this bug : https://launchpad.net/bugs/47371
I contributed to this report. I can't launch Open Office since the last update.
And you call it a good driver ?
And Impress is not totally functional. Dia as well as NVY are stinky.

It means on many point, I can't be productive.

As a network and system engineer, I am very very happy with Linux. As a geek too. But as an office worker, not really.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

"ATI radeon ? the dual screen is buggy and you have to edit your xorg.conf file. "

This is a problem with all video cards and all versions of GNU/Linux that I have tried, because the problem doesn't lie with the OS itself. The xorg.conf file for my nVidia 6600GT also has to be hand edited to get the correct timings and resolutions for my monitor. This is an Xorg problem, not a Linux or Ubuntu problem. From what I've seen, only SuSE gets it closer to perfection than Ubuntu, and then not by much.

If your intention was to troll, you've succeeded. If you seriously want to debate Ubuntu's hardware detection, get your facts straight first.

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stenka phocean Member since:
2006-05-17

If you read my message, you can see I am not trolling.
I have been using for a long time Ubuntu Dapper on my laptop and I am very happy with it.
I have two servers running debian at home.
And a desktop computer running windows. I tried to switch it to Linux, but had too many problems with hardware. My wife use it for her job and can't be satisfied with so many bugs or lack of function. And she is not a specialist, so she can't go through like I would do.
Sure, I am not targeting Ubuntu in particular.
But I really worry about the defects of Linux in general , thinking that ubunut with suse are the most popular and easy to access distros and thinking that it is the moment or never for Linux to kill windows, before the release of vista.
But it is not yet ready and the old defect remain.

And I want to add that if xorg is not linux, right technically speacking, but it is Linux as a global system and as the users will come to it.
Will you explain your grand-ma that it is the xorg's fault and not the linux' one ? Do you think she will mind ? What she wants is the work to be done.

Edited 2006-06-01 16:46

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NCSUguy77 Member since:
2006-06-01

I agree...
I will go with the one saying that proves this all.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

If you have cheap hardware, do not expect linux, solaris, or even windows to install and work exactly the way that would be expected.
In my past shameful days of gateway, dell, cheap mobo combos I would complain as others about linux. But it was not the OS's fault.
For the past 5 years I have repeatedly bought higher end products (but not higher priced) --mobos, vid cards, sound cards, and i have never had any problems with any major os. I have in fact installed Solaris 8, 9,10 all on first tries without really any kind of work. I just upgraded to dual amd 3800 with x800 vid card. LiveCD runs fine, the betas of this release installed fine. If there was any problems with the ATI card, I believe the first entry on google pointed me in the right direction of the 4 files i had to apt-get. I never had to touch xorg.conf except for fine tuning.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

I am very honest about TurboPrint and the Canon i960. I was able to print photo quality, yes. The only paper I print to is A4 paper, and the photo's I printed were 5x7, and they looked fine. They appeared to be a little darker than what it looks like on Windows, but they were still fine quality. Maybe it's just the driver for the i350? The i960 works perfectly. I haven't tried printing on envelopes or anything like that.

Radeon driver is fine for me. I, like most people, have 1 monitor. Outside of a normal circumstance, such as having more than one monitor, I don't know. I'm sure if I looked hard enough, I could find a problem with the driver in Windows as well.
By the way....why do you need two monitors? (just out of curiousity, as there are people that use two)

I'm not at all trying to argue with you on these things, as I know Linux isn't perfect, and I'm not being a Linux zealot. Just, for the hardware that I have, and the functions that I perform, it works fine.

At work, for those that don't have PowerPoint, I have installed OOo for them, and they have been productive with Impress, without every reporting any problems. But then, they use such presentations for just showing slides. No music, etc..

Dia and NVY? Okay, you lost me there.

As an office worker (network administrator), I work off of a XP box most of the time (as I'm on right now). I don't have MS Office installed on my XP box, and haven't in over two years. With OOo, I have been just as productive.

At home, I run Linux full time (Breezy right now), and haven't had any problems with my video card, printer, or tuner. Maybe I've just been lucky.

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RE[6]: always the same defects
by Ascay on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 07:55 in reply to "RE[5]: always the same defects"
Ascay Member since:
2005-07-11

Radeon driver is fine for me. I, like most people, have 1 monitor. Outside of a normal circumstance, such as having more than one monitor, I don't know. I'm sure if I looked hard enough, I could find a problem with the driver in Windows as well.

Multimonitoring is really a big problem with ATI cards. I never got my Radeon 9800 working with 3d and xinerama in Breezy (didn't try Dapper yet). It's no problem at all in Windows.

By the way....why do you need two monitors? (just out of curiousity, as there are people that use two)

Work one day with two monitors and you can't work with only one anymore. I'm even considering to buy a third one. ;)

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