Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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RE: Another Ubuntu
by HangLoose on Fri 25th Apr 2008 06:00 UTC in reply to "Another Ubuntu"
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

For me the bests WOW thing is that it just works...

I tried to install the "big betas" in my Inspiron and all of them (fedora/opensuse) failed or to recognize my wifi or video...

On the other hand, Hardy was the only one to recognize everything... I'm not saying that I couldn't configure everything but if it can be done by the distro I wont say no... ;)

(My wife prefer opensuse ;) cos its cute) So I had quite some pain installing in her notebook

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RE[2]: Another Ubuntu
by miscz on Fri 25th Apr 2008 10:47 in reply to "RE: Another Ubuntu"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

OpenSuse 11 beta was particularly bad. Ubuntu folks make sure that their alpha/beta images are at least possible to install and will mostly guarantee a stable snapshot. On the other hand openSuse 11 beta didn't even have GDM working, good job guys![/sarcasm]
It's usually a good idea to wait a month or so after release of new Suse because even supposedly proper versions are ridden with bugs that are mostly fixed in that time.

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RE[2]: Another Ubuntu
by bornagainenguin on Fri 25th Apr 2008 22:57 in reply to "RE: Another Ubuntu"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

HangLoose said....

I tried to install the "big betas" in my Inspiron and all of them (fedora/opensuse) failed or to recognize my wifi or video...


I have an Inspiron 5100 myself, I have a thread I try to keep updated semi-regularly over at Ubuntu Forums on the laptop and what tweaks I need to make here and there for it all to work. This has been the first time everything has just more or less worked right out of the box for me. The only gripe I have is the way Ubuntu blacklisted a bunch of ATI cards from being allowed to use Compiz-Fusion this time around...

I've been able to use Compiz-Fusion in both Gutsy and Feisty so I don't know what their problem is...

There's a work around for that issue though, thankfully and that's why I have the thread...

Maybe you'll find it useful?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4790762

--bornagainpenguin

PS: If there are any Arch Linux users here who use the Inspiron 5100, could they help me out with understanding the powermanagement section of the wiki that I linked to in the above post, towards the end? Thanks!

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