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Review: Hardy Heron converts an Ubuntu skeptic

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on May 13, 2008 12:59 PM
Ubunturd is really too ugly for my taste. Its especially bad because its specialized as a "desktop" OS. I personally would rather stare at purple CDE on a Solaris box. Its not just the wallpaper that has to be changed its many elements of the window manager and log in screens too. Rather than muck around with changing all that stuff I would rather install Debian which is essentially the same OS without the ugly packaging and annoying training wheels with "protecting" you to death with "sudo".

Ubuntu seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing. I'm certainly not one of the fans. While its great for noobs its exactly the wrong direction to go with linux. With all the other distro's out there that are attractive such as Debian and Fedora and CentOS why bother with Ubunturd? I installed Fedora on my Thinkpad and for the first time ever with a linux distro everything worked the first time. Its not Ubuntu that is making big strides in getting hardware to work and making things "easy" its the Linux community.


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