Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2008 22:29 UTC, submitted by Nemilar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Its official release is just under three months away, and Ubuntu 8.04, or Hardy Heron, promises some great improvements over the already user-friendly Ubuntu 7.10 (also known as Gusty Gibbon). This is a look at the fourth Alpha release of Hardy; including many of the applications that are now included by default and the major changes that will improve stability and usability. Among these are the addition of Firefox 3 and Remote Desktop on the applications side, and a new method for systems control known as Policy Kit, which enables the administrator to unlock certain functions for normal users."
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RE[2]: Summarised
by kadymae on Sun 3rd Feb 2008 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Summarised"
kadymae
Member since:
2005-08-02

You're right about the 'gets in the way of productivity' - I'd love to know what is more productive;


Speaking from past experiences with PPC X/Ubuntu 6.xx systems, I can assure you that having to save work, logout/login, change a minor setting or download and install a program update, logout/login is anything but productive.

In Xubuntu 6.06 a little authentication box used to pop open (ala OS X) and ask me for my password, but I could type my systadmin password till my fingers fell off and nothing doing. (Thanks unfixed system bug!)

So, a working system that allows me to authenticate on the fly without having to do a user switch or logout/login?

That's Productive.

It may be up and running in X/Ubuntu 7x, but I've been so busy I haven't had time to partition the one windows machine in the house and install it.

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RE[3]: Summarised
by kaiwai on Mon 4th Feb 2008 21:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Summarised"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

It may be up and running in X/Ubuntu 7x, but I've been so busy I haven't had time to partition the one windows machine in the house and install it.


Hang on, I was going to support your case till I read this snippet. You're basing an operating system release of today on the problems you experienced on an operating system released 2006/06/01? I don't know about you, that is pretty pathetic justification(s).

I'm running Fedora 8 right now on this machine, and before that I ran Ubuntu 7.10; never saw a single issue like that. Everything worked wonderfully - and this is on a Dell Dimension 8400.

Sure, there are issues, but if you are going to raise issues of a product, actually USE the latest product and base it on that. Its like reviewing an Apple computer, claiming that Apples products aren't good, then later disclosing that you're running a PowerMac from 10 years ago!

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