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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by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 20:49 UTC

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Debian Pure ( offers a better product. It takes half the time to install and is fully compatible with the official Debian repositories. Plus, it comes fully loaded with all the usual plugins (flash, java, mplayer, w32 codecs, etc). I've had Debian Pure on my desktop for about a month now and it has been great so far. I'm looking forward to their 1.0 release.

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RE: Jeff
by skx2 on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 22:38 in reply to "Jeff"
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If they really distribute the win32 codecs I'm guessing they are not legal, same again for Macromedia's Flash.

Still I think that Debian "Pure" is a bogus distribution, there's no real information on the webpage you cite, and they use the Debian name despite being unrelated to Debian real - a sure sign of shadyness.

I think calling it "minimally maintained Debian with only support for Desktops on x86" would be fairer; although obviously that's not a great marketting name.

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RE: Jeff
by trivas7 on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 01:57 in reply to "Jeff"
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Found this distro on the backwaters of the web somewhere & it was everything I was looking for in a pure Debian install -- except for its use of KDE 3.3. instead of the latest & greatest 3.4. I upgraded to unstable to get 3.4 but couldn't find it, so I fell back to Kanotix.

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