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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If i may chime in...
by nzMM on Thu 1st Mar 2007 22:41 UTC
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Perhaps OT to some extent, but i wish to add some of my experiences.

With regard to the printers, i successfully shared a printer on my network with a couple of clicks... i think he maybe he is expecting an arch methodology to apply to Ubuntu... doing all the samba stuff probably isn't necessary.

In my instance i have both windows and other Ubuntu machines/ dual-boots on the network.

In either case Ubuntu comes network friendly with the other computers showing up, regardless of whether they are windows or Ubuntu. Furthermore, installing a (HP) printer was very simple, Ubuntu comes with the HP 'control center' so all the advanced options of align cartridges, clean heads etc, are present... and networking the printer as i said is as simple as a couple of clicks.

I bought the printer knowing it was well supported by both Ubuntu and Hewlett Packard.

All is not perfect on Ubutnu, but you go a long way to mitigating issues with a little research into hardware support. The effort pays big dividends when using GNU/Ubuntu, with regard to _your_ ultimate usability expierience.

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