Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 5th May 2007 06:08 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The news that Dell will begin making the fast-growing Ubuntu flavor of Linux available on some of its machines should be welcomed by consumers everywhere." Read the rest of the review here.
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RE: He's right about the speed
by IndigoJo on Sat 5th May 2007 08:09 UTC in reply to "He's right about the speed"
IndigoJo
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2005-07-06

Yeah, I agree. I'm a KDE fan (I do want the web browser to remember my Yahoo ID, which Firefox does not) this is the first version of Kubuntu I've installed and will keep using - their KDE is *much* more responsive this time. I've tried Vista on someone else's computer and it was an absolute dog; I had ghost tooltips appearing and then not disappearing for several seconds, and everything took ages. The only app I used was Internet Explorer. The system was an Athlon 64 with 512Mb. It's the only OS I've ever seen which could not display things properly with that amount of RAM.

Also, GNOME really does not look like Windows. If anything on Linux really copies the Windows model it's KDE (from left to right: main menu, application launchers, OK the desktop switcher is new, application switcher, system tray, clock). It just looks radically different because of its themes.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I've tried Vista on someone else's computer and it was an absolute dog


As I've already said in another thread, I recently tested boot times between Vista (on the Hard Drive) and the Kubuntu LiveCD, and amazingly on a 512MB machine it was faster to boot into the LiveCD (2m10s) than Vista (2m35s)!

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