Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2007 13:56 UTC, submitted by Witek Wasilewski
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 7.10 has been released. "Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition adds an enhanced user interface, improved hardware support, multiple monitor support and integrated desktop search. Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition features improved functionality, manageability, pro-active security and hardware compatibility and delivers a rapid deployment platform for developers and businesses. New versions of Kubuntu and Edubuntu, derivatives of Ubuntu aimed at KDE enthusiasts and the education community respectively, are also being released at the same time." And a review. Update: One more review.
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RE[2]: Ubuntu
by garymax on Fri 19th Oct 2007 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
garymax
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2006-01-23

"...just like you wouldn't expect the same from Debian, Slackware, or Gentoo."

Though you make a point the three projects you mentioned do not have as their goal to be the #1 desktop; they have one goal in mind: to be the best Linux possible for discriminating users of Linux.

I run Slackware and while it does not have a huge developer base, the developers it does have--in addition to Patrick Volkerding--all focus on making the best Linux possible for the end user who knows what they want.

Different distros have different constituencies so you can't paint them with w broad brush.

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RE[3]: Ubuntu
by apoclypse on Fri 19th Oct 2007 16:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

That's not my point though. My point was that you wouldn't expect Slackware to have a dedicated research and development team when Slackware is a community based project, and for all intents and purposes that is what Ubuntu is. It may be popular but at the end of the day Ubuntu is a community based distro just like Slackware. The post I responded to tried to paint Ubuntu in the same picture as RedHat and Novell, but these companies have a constant stream of revenue and are enterprise oreiented. Ubuntu may have a large community, but Canonical as a company is relatively small. You have to consider where Ubuntu originated from (Debian) and what model they follow as a template. Most community based distros don't have specialized payed R&D teams but they have dedicated developers who work to better their distribution of choice, and Ubuntu follows the same model. I happen to think that the reason Ubuntu is so popular has to do with the fact that ubuntu's focus is still on the community, and not the enterprise exclusively. RedHat lost sight of that and now want to regain the market, and Novell wants to force feed you their vision of what linux should be. It's great that these companies exist to enrich linux, but to put Ubuntu and these company in the same league is naive. Popularity especially with a free distro deosn;t equal rich in the OSS world.

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