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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superstoned
Member since:
2005-07-07

you can also just use the Kubuntu tools for this, configuring X has been no problem in Kubuntu for years. Ubuntu is sometimes behind in weird ways (eg I couldn't live without a decent CD burning tool like K3B, or a menu editor). The new gnome also catches up in the security area, finally offering encryption & signing of files and emails. It's getting better, and ahead of windows anyway ;-)

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slight Member since:
2006-09-10

Install brasero or gnomebaker from the main repos for a k3b-like CD burner. Also there is a menu editor, right click the applications menu and select 'edit menus'.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

I know there are tools for these things now, though they might not yet be up to KDE standards. I was just pointing out Gnome has been behind in this (and more) for years, not saying it still is. And it's not like there is nothing in Gnome which isn't in KDE, as that's simply not true. It's just weird how very basic stuff can be missing in Ubuntu...

And in case of the Gnome menu editor, Gnome did have an editor a long time ago, but it went unmaintained and it got removed. With all these ppl being paid to work on Gnome, I wonder how that did happen?

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