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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ubuntu....somewhat overhyped
by orfanum on Sat 17th Mar 2007 16:10 UTC
orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

Here in PPC land one is grateful for any distro that still supports this architecture. However, having tried to load FF Herd 4 recently and failing because of blank screen problems, and then going to 6.06 LTS, and encountering the same difficulty (tabbing for different options did not work either) I can only say that Ubuntu for me has been a disappointing experience.

For overall polish and functionality from the get-go I am almost tempted to build an x86 box just for Sabayon Linux. Or Just wait until Mandriva comes up with the latest PPC goods.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

PPC is a dead bird

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Incorrect, PPC architecture is still alive on IBM zSeries, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube, Cell processors (an supercharged version of PPC) used on Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and embedded devices.

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