Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[9]: meh
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: meh"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

As for Lindows (oops), Xandros, etc, these are rather small distributions. Since you care about popularity so much, you should know Red Hat/Fedora, SuSE and Ubuntu are far more popular.

Linspire and Xandros are businesses that are going out, doing it and carving themselves out some revenue. Lindows are now keeping themselves ticking over with Click 'n' Run revenues and Xandros have revenues which seem to be sustaining them reasonably. Where's the money coming from at Novell and Sun? Non-existant desktop deployments in China and elsewhere? You can only keep fooling people for so long, and I applaud Red Hat for at least coming out and saying it. Those big desktop distributions are quite a bit smaller than anyone thinks.

Red Hat do not have any business at all with desktops (as they've admitted), Suse did make a tidy profit from Suse Linux Professional for enthusiasts and small businesses (KDE based, of course) until some clever people at Novell thought they could make a corporate desktop for customers that do not exist and effectively discontinue Suse Linux. Ubuntu still needs to prove that it is sustainable, but at least Mark Shuttleworth seems to have his head screwed on the right way.

May I also mention f-spot, that app truly kicks ass.

May I also mention that Digikam pisses all over it and gets substantially less hype?

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