Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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laptop responsiveness
by broch on Sat 17th Mar 2007 03:49 UTC
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"Feisty boots in 40 seconds on my laptop,..."
that is really slow for laptop. Whole idea of portability is that I can take laptop boot it up in short time and start presentation. Unless this is really desktop replacement and kept on.
"scratchy" sound, no AAC support, copy/paste from Firefox does not work if Firefox is then closed down, Bluetooth not working, issues with touchpad.
None of this is an issue, but it does not make Ubuntu competitive distro/OS.
At the end all can be tweaked but all these will worh with Arch or Slackware and at the end box will be faster.

Ubuntu targets mainstream market (in contrast to Slack or Gentoo or Arch). Judging from your review Ubuntu failed: neither it is ready to go nor fast.

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RE: laptop responsiveness
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 03:56 in reply to "laptop responsiveness"
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Sorry, but I don't agree with you. I am one of the oldies in the Arch/Slackware userbase, and to get working all the stuff that ubuntu has given me out of the box, have taken me up to a week of headaches in some instances with arch/slack! With ubuntu it was a matter of 2 hours to find solutions for the much fewer inconveniences that has given me and are described in the review.

So overall, as a desktop, I prefer Ubuntu.

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RE[2]: laptop responsiveness
by broch on Sat 17th Mar 2007 04:41 in reply to "RE: laptop responsiveness"
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I have Arch on HP Pavilion dv5000. It took me 1 day to make everything work. More or less as much time as average user needs to customize OS to her/his liking.

I am not advertising Arch or Slack (this is only response to sidenote about difficulties wih KISS distros), whole point is that Fiesty is not "plug-and-play". In contrast to let's say Slack, Ubuntu wants to compete on with windows for the same mainstream group of users. Concluding from your review, Faisty simply failed.

I installed first BSD in 94-95' and first linux (RH) in 96'. I don't think that this matters. Ubuntu is targetting users with no experience.

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RE: laptop responsiveness
by proftv on Sat 17th Mar 2007 12:09 in reply to "laptop responsiveness"
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What you are saying would be perfectly understandable if we where talking about the final release, but Feisty is still in alpha, and not even beta yet. You may want to wait and try the final release before you give your opinion of the distro as a whole.

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RE[2]: laptop responsiveness
by pcdoctor on Sat 17th Mar 2007 17:21 in reply to "laptop responsiveness"
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____ April 19th.

Is it April, yet?
Sheesh, it's not even MARCH 19th. yet
and I hear ppl expecting Feisty to work flawlessly!

Give it a break, okay?
Try some patience, will ya?

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