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[3]: Oh... my... God....
by archiesteel on Thu 20th Jul 2006 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh... my... God...."
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

But the point is, the fact that Ubuntu chose Gnome as their DE made me like it so much more. That Canonical is spending time and money improving Gnome even further doesn't make things worse either.

I believe you are mistaken here. Ubuntu hasn't chosen Gnome as their DE - they offer both DEs (Ubuntu and Kubuntu) and the latest word from Shuttleworth is that efforts should go into improving Kubuntu (which is already quite good).

I admit I'm very curious about KDE 4, but until that happens, Gnome will simply be superior in terms of pure simplicity and sleek usability.

That's your personal preference, of course, and not a matter of fact (and you noted this). Myself, I prefer KDE and find it more usable, but both DEs are great and I think it's a very good thing that Ubuntu comes in both flavors (and Xubuntu as well).

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RE[4]: Oh... my... God....
by djst on Thu 20th Jul 2006 16:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh... my... God...."
djst Member since:
2005-08-07

I believe you are mistaken here. Ubuntu hasn't chosen Gnome as their DE - they offer both DEs (Ubuntu and Kubuntu)

I said Ubuntu, didn't I? I'm not talking about Kubuntu.

I admit I'm very curious about KDE 4, but until that happens, Gnome will simply be superior in terms of pure simplicity and sleek usability.

That's your personal preference, of course, and not a matter of fact (and you noted this). Myself, I prefer KDE and find it more usable, but both DEs are great and I think it's a very good thing that Ubuntu comes in both flavors (and Xubuntu as well).

Yes, that's my personal opinion. But I agree 100% that offering different flavors is a good thing.

The thing I was trying to prove in my previous post wasn't that I prefer Gnome over KDE. The original author of the "Oh... my... God...." post asked for proof where Ubuntu is better than the rest, and I provided him with some measurable facts like the extra keyboard buttons working out of the box. Maybe I should just have skipped the last point, as it was purely my personal opinon.

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RE[5]: Oh... my... God....
by archiesteel on Thu 20th Jul 2006 18:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh... my... God...."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I said Ubuntu, didn't I? I'm not talking about Kubuntu.

Well...they are pretty much the same. But I understand what you mean.

Maybe I should just have skipped the last point, as it was purely my personal opinon.

Nah, it's my bad, I hadn't read the whole thread when I commented. I was afraid of witnessing the birth of yet another Gnome vs. KDE flameware and wanted to nip it in the bud...

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