Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system - so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions. This latest Ubuntu release, which became available in June, has won our ardor with a tight focus on desktop usability; an extremely active, helpful and organized user community; and a software installation and management framework that's unsurpassed on any OS platform."
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RE[2]: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by Terracotta on Thu 20th Jul 2006 06:43 UTC
Terracotta
Member since:
2005-08-15

The text installer isn't the prefered way to install Ubuntu 6.06 dapper drake. Compare apples with apples please, suse and fedora only have a blingbling installer, the Live-cd has QT-parted so if you want that use the live-cd.

I myself on the other hand prefered the text-installer, the partitioning wasn't that hard and you get to set-up your max screen-resolution, which you don't with the live-cd (should really be fixed).

Dapper drake hasn't become what they promised but it still is a good distro, you need a script to install some stuff though, (or you can do it manually which takes quite some time). With Edgy Eft they're going to improve it but I don't think that this problem will soon be solved.
On the other hand I kinda like the fact that thye install the bare minimum (in Kubuntu at least), so you don't get to remove two of your three videoplayers, four of the five office suits... Some people prefer clean installs where you just add the programs you want to have, or with one program for the task (one video player, one audioplayer one office suits one...)

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Unless they changed it with version 5, you can install Fedora in text mode.

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dark child Member since:
2005-12-09

You can also install Suse in text mode. Even Mandriva has a text based installer if you wish to use it.


On the other hand I kinda like the fact that thye install the bare minimum (in Kubuntu at least), so you don't get to remove two of your three videoplayers, four of the five office suits... Some people prefer clean installs where you just add the programs you want to have, or with one program for the task (one video player, one audioplayer one office suits one...)


Most distros allow you to pick and choose what you want to install, so if someone wants to install multiple packages that do the same thing, then its up to them. With Ubuntu, you don't have the choice about whats gets installed although its quite easy to remove what you don't need.

Edited 2006-07-20 11:38

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