Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[6]: lethal upgrade
by Morgan on Fri 7th May 2010 11:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: lethal upgrade"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I have one of those HP printers too (DeskJet F2400) and I was pleasantly surprised when I put Ubuntu 10.04 on a partition and had left the printer plugged in. I never got a dialog at all, so I assumed I'd have to do some tinkering. I opened up the Printer utility and there it sat, saying "ready"! I printed a test page with no problem at all, then I opened Simple Scan again expecting to be disappointed. I put a business card on the glass and clicked the scan button, and soon enough saw the card on my screen. I was simply floored!

Even on my Leopard install, I had to use the crappy HP software to be able to print and scan, so I give the Ubuntu team major props for doing something far better than even the great Mac OS.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by lemur2 on Fri 7th May 2010 13:31 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
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2007-02-17

I have one of those HP printers too (DeskJet F2400) and I was pleasantly surprised when I put Ubuntu 10.04 on a partition and had left the printer plugged in. I never got a dialog at all, so I assumed I'd have to do some tinkering. I opened up the Printer utility and there it sat, saying "ready"! I printed a test page with no problem at all, then I opened Simple Scan again expecting to be disappointed. I put a business card on the glass and clicked the scan button, and soon enough saw the card on my screen. I was simply floored!

Even on my Leopard install, I had to use the crappy HP software to be able to print and scan, so I give the Ubuntu team major props for doing something far better than even the great Mac OS.


Ubuntu is great for this kind of thing. Absolutely fantastic.

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/?Qwd=./KDE4_desktop&Qif=kubuntu_lu...

OTOH, there is an attraction to having a cutting-edge-right-up-to-date-yet-rarely-breaks distribution like Arch. Arch takes a bit of tinkering (for things like setting up a new printer) where Ubuntu makes it easy, but IMO Arch has got Ubuntu beat for being super-slick.

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/?Qwd=./KDE4_desktop&Qif=my-arch-de...

It works amazingly well, and very fast, considering how much stuff you can install at the very-latest version.

Edited 2010-05-07 13:50 UTC

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