Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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RE: Ubuntu Reviews
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:24 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu Reviews"

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I actually think that the Ubuntu installer is elegant - simple, fast and effective. It suits its purpose well, and with Breezy the second stage install will be unified with a similar progress bar.

On performance, Ubuntu does the job extremely well. My computer is really fast, even with the equipped i686 kernel.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu Reviews
by on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 01:33 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Reviews"
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I agree. Ubuntu's installer does its job well. there are definitely parts that could use better documentation for newbies (partitioning for those who choose to leave the defaults is probably one, though I don't really remember clearly at this point)

I do hope that the Ubuntu people *don't* follow this reviewer's advice regarding installers - Anaconda is a horrible installer - way too inflexible and crash-prone.

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