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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Ubuntu and debian based distros
by csousa on Thu 10th Aug 2006 15:12 UTC
csousa
Member since:
2006-02-04

Ubuntu is a good distro (for fun and learn linux), but for "the real thing" it fails.

1-Where is graphic tools to install/admin the major servers (apache/tomcat/postfix/bind).
2-Where is the install/admin/reference docs for that software (ok the community is huge, but is not the same thing) ?
3-Why not create pre-configured "packages" in the installation routine to satisfy most of the uses for linux: webserver with log reports, webdesign, programming...
I know people that deal with linux are capable for install/compile software, but I prefer to waste my time with something usefull (not in search solution for install/configure bind for example...)

Edited 2006-08-10 15:14

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HeLfReZ Member since:
2005-08-12

Not to turn you into flamebait, but there are multiple answers to all of your complaints...readily available.

1) Dont even know where to start with this one. Webmin can admin them all, so for servers that would be my gui of choice. But there is a interface to fit just about any need be it ncurses based or web-based

2) Every package comes with its own documentation...And for major services there is normally a package dedicated to just documentation. ie apt-get install apache-doc

3) I know with the debian installer you do get these options in a test based install. It may be availabel in Ubuntu in a expert install, however I have never needed to do this because most admins DONT need lumped packages of programs because they install only what they need anyway.

To create packages for desktop usage would be to broad of a sword IMO. Take into consideration that the environments are so variable...the best tool for the job is a matter of opinion and best left up to the user to decide. I think Ubuntu would anger more peopel than please by making these type of decisions...stick to the basics as they have done, and make it easy for peopel to expand on their own.

I recently converted a whole family of 8 to linux a few weeks back for the first time with Dapper..Even a computer nocie can be shown how to go into Synaptic and find and install programs.

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