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
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:51 UTC

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>>Windows XP and Server 2003 ran snappy and with ease on the same hardware. Why is modern Linux so fat and bloated?

You are talking about the GUI (KDE, GNOME, ...) right, not Linux?

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v RE[2]: Ubuntu
by Tom K on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:57 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
RE[3]: Ubuntu
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 20:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Linux with KDE/Gnome (and even XFCE 4 these days) are indeed generally slower in performance and responsiveness than ie. Windows XP.

However, it's not that big of a deal. Other major operating systems 'feel' slow too (OS X comes to mind), but somehow it never really gets that bad that it gets annoying. I sure have no problems with it using Ubuntu/Gnome and Tiger. And no, I don't have super-duper hardware (check http://thom.expert-zone.com for details on my hw).

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