Posted by: Anonymous
on June 27, 2008 08:02 PM
I go through distros like Britney goes through red lights. I'm a fan of Ubuntu. I've used it since the first version (what was that?).
Anyways, my "Linux Only Computer" is a Dell Vostro 1000 Athlon 64. I had problems getting my wifi to work with Hardy. Trust me, I know all the workarounds and tricks but, it never worked right. On Gutsy it did. Go figure. I tried UUE and it recognized my Broadcom card even as a Live DVD. Hardy never did that. I have no idea why or how but, it did. I installed it and quickly got rid of the default theme which gave me nightmares of Ballmer in a negligee. I have usually had to tweal each distro with regards to apps but, UUE, again, did fine. Eveything from Quicktime Trailers, Flash, you name it, works. I shut Compiz off due to my machine's specs but, I for one am very happy with UUE. It's Ubuntu all they way and looks it too. I stick with what works and UUE does it for me. At least until the latest, greatest distro comes out again (and I've tried SUSE 11.0....it didn't cut it for me). Hey, if whatever distro you use works then stick with it. My Vostro with UUE is rock solid and runs like a champ. I would urge others to give it a go and just change the theme right off. It's got a thumb's up for me which is more that I can say for OpenSUSE 11.0, PCLinuxOS, Mepis and others. I'm sure I'd have better success with a more powerful laptop but, for my needs, I'm happy.