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[3]: Another Ubuntu
by lemur2 on Fri 25th Apr 2008 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Another Ubuntu"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"I dont get the WOW feeling from OpenSUSE.

Sigh........ The emperor is indeed naked, you know? I have never encountered one person who can name me one thing that Ubuntu is doing differently that matters.
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One thing is that I can download Kubuntu or Xubuntu and get a fully functional fast or faster desktop without any mono dependencies or libraries installed by default.

No Novell encumber-ware at all.

Lots off nice GPL v3 protected independent software that Microsoft can't get its hooks into.

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RE[4]: Another Ubuntu
by segedunum on Fri 25th Apr 2008 21:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Another Ubuntu"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

One thing is that I can download Kubuntu or Xubuntu and get a fully functional fast or faster desktop without any mono dependencies or libraries installed by default.

Ubuntu still bundles Mono and it's likely that you will see it installed at some point on your system. Indeed, Mark Shuttleworth has come out and said they see no problem with it.

Still, "Mono doesn't get installed on your system!" isn't a reason to start using Ubuntu.

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RE[5]: Another Ubuntu
by lemur2 on Sun 27th Apr 2008 04:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Another Ubuntu"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"One thing is that I can download Kubuntu or Xubuntu and get a fully functional fast or faster desktop without any mono dependencies or libraries installed by default.

Ubuntu still bundles Mono and it's likely that you will see it installed at some point on your system. Indeed, Mark Shuttleworth has come out and said they see no problem with it.

Still, "Mono doesn't get installed on your system!" isn't a reason to start using Ubuntu.
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I didn't say Ubuntu ... I said Kubuntu or Xubuntu. No Mono there, nor any programs that use Mono. The ones to watch out for are FSpot, Muine, Tomboy notes & Beagle serach. None of thos are distributed with Kubuntu or Xubuntu.

Or alternatively you could go with Mandriva or Fedora if you don't like Ubuntu's "no problem with mono" stance.

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