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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RE: Great review
by Ford Prefect on Thu 1st Mar 2007 21:58 UTC in reply to "Great review"
Ford Prefect
Member since:
2006-01-16

I think you actually didn't really read the review open minded.

That the update from version X to Y worked flawlessly was a plus point for me.


It's something I'm used to in Arch, but my gf had Ubuntu, did dist-upgrade, and it broke. It's nice to hear this is not common.


So I think this is a better review than "I put the CD into the drive and set my BIOS to boot from CD. Hard work! But then all was great! Here are the screenshots!"


On the other side, I think this review lacks some structure and should have handled some more aspects. You don't really get a feeling about the differences of the two distros.

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RE[2]: Great review
by intangible on Thu 1st Mar 2007 22:17 in reply to "RE: Great review"
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2005-07-06

The Edgy release did have quite a few major changes and only a 4 month window to get them right (6.06 to 6.10), hence the name Edgy :-D. The most common problems I saw with upgrades were caused by having removed the ubuntu-minimal, ubuntu-standard, or ubuntu-desktop meta packages.
I would suggest that anyone who upgrades Ubuntu to make sure that those meta packages are installed before the upgrade so you're sure to get all the utils needed to run your system.

Edited 2007-03-01 22:19

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