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[5]: ...
by karolus on Thu 20th Jul 2006 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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What part of "w/o having to edit text files" don't you understand?

Oh my.....
One can open a console and paste&run following command

sudo echo "deb dapper main restricted universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
[oh ... what a funny matrix-style screensaver]

4 easy steps..

Of course, the absolute majority of the reader on this site should have no problems with somethin as trivial as that, but I don't think an OS can qualify as Desktop compatible if you have edit text files to use advanced features of that OS.

And IMHO console belongs to the desktop and there is nothing wrong it!

If you/they dont like it - go, spend 1000e,buy Windows &Anti* Co. and save us some time


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by Tuishimi on Thu 20th Jul 2006 19:22 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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Yes but... (and I don't DISagree with how easy it is to fix) Ubuntu was supposed to be the easy-to-use, simplified linux desktop. (And before you say no, yes it was... they had started out with a roadmap of an OS that you could just install and use to do what it is you can currently do with something like Windows or Mac OS - for basic, day-to-day operations).

So I kind of understand why the poster says what he says.

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by archiesteel on Thu 20th Jul 2006 21:21 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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The fact that there are problems with getting the ATI driver to run is *not* Ubuntu's fault, it's ATI's.

Ubuntu is in fact very easy-to-use. Remember that people for whom "Easy-to-use" is the most important aspect are not likely to install any OS themselves (including Windows or Mac OSX), but that they'll get a PC with an OS pre-installed.

In any case, one just has to compare the ease with which the NVIDIA driver is installed to understand that the responsibility rests squarely with ATI on this one. (And I say that as an ATI user.)

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