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[7]: lethal upgrade
by gfx1 on Fri 7th May 2010 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
gfx1
Member since:
2006-01-20

There is an update-manager icon in the menu which works.

Updates on Ubuntu are a lot quicker than on the windows platform. (windows xp takes forever to scan and download new updates).

The last couple of years Ubuntu is pretty usable desktop environment.
Only adobe flash support sucks a bit.

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RE[8]: lethal upgrade
by darknexus on Fri 7th May 2010 20:39 in reply to "RE[7]: lethal upgrade"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Updates on Ubuntu are a lot quicker than on the windows platform. (windows xp takes forever to scan and download new updates).

I think it's time to stop comparing recent Linux oses to XP. XP is nine years old, Ubuntu 10.04 is a week or so old. Compare it to Windows 7 instead of XP in the interest of being fair.
That being said, your point does remain valid if not more so. At least on *NIX systems, I know that once an update is installed it *is* installed. There's very little that I hate more than when I shut down Windows 7 and I'm waiting five minutes for it to install updates before the damn thing will power off. I wish I could tell the thing to hurry up cause I want to go home! ;) And then it sometimes wants to "finish" the installation of an update upon boot-up too, never mind that it just supposedly did that same update on shutdown. Arrrrgh! At least on *NIX once an update is successfully installed, it is installed for sure. Even if I have to reboot, for say a kernel update, the new kernel is already there and I don't have to wait a millennium at the shutdown and boot-up stages. Oh and in the meantime I can use my system happily on the current kernel or GNOME or whatever core update asked me to restart, unlike in w7 where it gives you this annoying nag screen every hour.

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