Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Aug 2006 09:58 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of "Dapper Drake". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is also included, although commercial support for it is not available from Canonical."
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RE[2]: Nice
by HeLfReZ on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
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I disagree with you there...Have you ever tried to install, say Fedora 1-2months after release? Unless you use a respin, upgrading with development tools weighs in at more like 3-400MB. It sometimes has less to do with the distro and more to do with the actual packages installed.

If the maintainer patches, Ubuntu, Fedura, SUSE , whoever, patches...not a real sign of how good the distro is, just because it has alot of patches to install.

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RE[3]: Nice
by flanque on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
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Yes but outside the packages, what's different about other distros?

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RE[4]: Nice
by HeLfReZ on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
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Precisely my point, there truly isnt much difference in the core when it comes to packages. The difference between gaim 1.5 on Fedora versus Ubuntu is slim to nothing. To say a distro is unstable based on the number of patches is a huge assumption. I would argue that the majority of the patches for most distros and most packages are bugfixes not necessarily brought on by something the distribution itself did wrong or improperly.

Distro differentiate themselve by how the implement the packages and intergrate the OS as a whole. SLED is a perfect example of this. Particularly to end-users, they could care less, most of the time,whats under the hood, they are much more concerned about things "just working".

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