Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 10:51 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu With the release of Ubuntu 8.10 only a few days away, Phoronix decided to take a look at the performance figures over the past releases - from Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 8.10. Phoronix used its own extensive test suite on fresh installations, with the same parameters, on the identical hardware. The results are rather surprising. Update: I've added some more information about this, gathered from the Ubuntu mailing list. You can find it in the 'read more'.
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RE: Anti-fanboy
by irbis on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:31 UTC in reply to "Anti-fanboy"
irbis
Member since:
2005-07-08

the lack of OpenOffice.org 3.0 in Ubuntu which outweighs *any* performance regression its really stupid, and having it in backports is simply not good enough.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is still very new. You have to realize that Ubuntu supports huge amount of languages officially. People would expect that they get a fully working office package with well-working spell-checking and hyphenation for the languages they write in (if those languages are not very small only). For example, OpenOffice.org 3 still doesn't have those things in my mother tongue, thus I rather use Ooo 2 still - although I could get Ooo 3 for Ubuntu 8.10 quite easily from the PPA repositories too (and I'm too busy to compile and test some alpha or beta versions of hyphenation & spell-checking just now).

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RE[2]: Anti-fanboy
by cyclops on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:11 in reply to "RE: Anti-fanboy"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

I know the reasoning behind the choice. It was clearly a hard choice. I think the pro's for including it outweigh the cons, others think differently and they could be right.

I have Openoffice.org 3 working on machine, and it was fairly trivial...but its not yet for those people who want to try a new OS. Ibex in so many ways is wonderful.

I suspect I'm more disappointed than damning over this. Its been such a good release. Wireless is just a one area that is spectacular. I hoped so much for a perfect release this time. X was not as singing and dancing as it should have been. Mono is on 1.9.1 not 2.0. I know my Intel driver is sat at 2.1.0, and its because the the Intel drivers have not stabilized yet.

I know I have to wait the matter of weeks for these to be corrected, but read my posts I was busting for this release to be a shining example of Linux+X+Gnome+stuff and it hits in some of the spots, but falls short in others, but Ubuntu only gets *one* launch. I suspect those Distributions that are prepared to wait a few weeks will reap the rewards.

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