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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RE: laptop responsiveness
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 03:56 UTC in reply to "laptop responsiveness"
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

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"
broch Member since:
2006-05-04

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[3]: laptop responsiveness
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 04:45 in reply to "RE[2]: laptop responsiveness"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

> It took me 1 day to make everything work.

I have high needs for my OSes, so 1 day is simply not enough for a geek distro. The first time I installed Arch, it took me a week to get everything the way I wanted it to, because simply it was as much work.

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