Linked by Shahar Weiss on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:58 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I've been an Arch user for roughly 3 years. I'm pretty much familiar with it all - The way it boots, its configuration and its package management. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it for a long time. So, two weeks ago, I took the plunge. These are my findings.
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Velmont
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2005-07-07

...I feel this is very correct in many aspects.

Arch was definitely much easier when thinking about the ingenious package manager, pacman. However, why am I using Ubuntu now? Well, I got tired of having to fix things that broke every big upgrade. And I wanted to have a set of things to «just work» out of the box.

I became an Gnome-user coming from Fluxbox. I really enjoyed it. However, lately Firefox and Gnome has eaten so much of my memory that Linux kills them often. Or my machine becomes unresponsive for several minutes. I also found myself hating the mouse again. So now I use Ion3 in Ubuntu.

Come to think about it, I don't use the polished and really nice Gnome in Ubuntu any more. May be I should go back to using Arch? Using Ion3 I don't really need to fix much if I go back to Arch. Very interesting.

Thanks for the review. It made me miss Arch.

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