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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If it offered the 2 major desktop environments, I'd consider it.

Ubuntu (and Debian) rely on the repositories more than providing options during install. It makes for a trimmer install and empowers the user to make their choices as they use the system.

1) the desktop installed initially or "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" if you use the server install.
2) sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
3) sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
4) sudo apt-get install fluxbox
5) sudo apt-get install fvwm

You are not some newbie troll, but anyone who has been at OSNews for more than 2 days has heard the argument about missing Photoshop. It has been beat to death. If you need Photoshop use OS X or Windows. Linux is not a fit for every user's needs. Nor is Windows.

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