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[4]: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by dark child on Thu 20th Jul 2006 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu is a nice distro"
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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thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

With Ubuntu, you don't have the choice about whats gets installed although its quite easy to remove what you don't need.

Yes, you do. Just perform a minimal install and select your favorite packages with APT.

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