Trying Ubuntu

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:11 AM

I've always liked Debian GNU/Linux distributions, but I've never gotten around to trying Ubuntu. Given my appreciation for GNOME and simplicity on top of the aforementioned appreciation for Debian, I decided it was time to give it a whirl.

Presently Ubuntu is installing itself on my Shuttle XPC which I have just given the new name of guildenstern (I'm tired of my Dilbert derived naming scheme for computers). I'll post in the coming days what I think. This will be the first entirely new distribution I've tried in quite some time.

Re: Trying Ubuntu
Aside from my dislike for GNOME, my only complaint with Ubuntu and friends was the way it seemed bloated and slow, even compared to SUSE, on the hardware I tested.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jan 16, 2006 | 4:24 PM

Re: Trying Ubuntu
I've actually heard about Ubuntu. I think it was on one the podcasts I listen to, This Week in Tech (TWiT). If I remember correctly that had postivite things to say.
Posted by Christopher - Jan 16, 2006 | 7:04 PM

Re: Trying Ubuntu
Ubuntu is taking the world by storm. It isn't as good as Gentoo, until you start taking about software installs. Then Ubuntu becomes terribly practical.
Posted by Josiah Ritchie - Jan 19, 2006 | 9:35 PM

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