Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Mar 2011 22:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has released the first beta for Ubuntu 11.04. This si the first release where Unity is the default desktop environment. All the official Ubuntu derivatives have also bee beta'd.
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RE: Does it work?
by NaX_sa on Fri 1st Apr 2011 07:26 UTC in reply to "Does it work?"
NaX_sa
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2011-02-11

I moved away from Ubuntu a year ago after multiple issues including an upgrade causing my system to commit suicide.

I am now on Arch a rolling release system were you always get the latest software and I am have had almost no instability or incompatibility issues, and I am very happy. If a rolling reason Distro like Arch can get it right what is Ubuntu doing wrong?

When PCBSD 9 comes out I plan on giving that a shot, but I am done with Ubuntu and all of its children.

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RE[2]: Does it work?
by Jondice on Fri 1st Apr 2011 23:18 in reply to "RE: Does it work?"
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2006-09-20

My wife just had a problem with her ubuntu 10.10 system when she tried to do a partial upgrade; looks like I'll be doing a system restore in some form this evening. Or I may as well try the beta. I'd like to try another distro; I used to use Suse but I feel it breaks even more often, and same for Fedora.

OpenSolaris is great (I know it isn't linux), of course there are few updates and fewer than ever now obviously.

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RE[3]: Does it work?
by cmost on Sat 2nd Apr 2011 14:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Does it work?"
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2006-07-16

Try Sabayon or OpenSuse. The former is a easy-to-install, easy-to-use binary / portage hybrid system based on Gentoo that can either be a stable release or a rolling release depending on whether or not you add the "Limbo" repository. You can install cutting edge binary packages or compile them in the traditional Gentoo way. I've had the same installation for almost two years now and it upgrades right along nicely. Plus, it's smoking fast. Comes with all desktop environments. OpenSuse is probably the best KDE desktop out there; it's Gnome desktop is very nice too. It now also has a rolling option in the form of its "Tumbleweed" repository. Other than it's tacit ties to Novell and thus Microsoft, which some people find objectionable, it's probably one of the best distros out there for regular folks.

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