This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.181.134.143] on June 28, 2008 01:51 PM
I use Mandriva on my own PC. It offers great application (CLI/GUI) for whole system management, not just OS management or other parts than OS like Xorg.

I think if Canonical would develop or take Mandriva Control Center / OpenSuse yast, it would be a much better choise for new users. I have noticed that when old/young users try Ubuntu LIve or Mandriva GNOME live, Mandriva wins easily in HW detection, problem solving etc. One great feature in installation is you great forum login in same time, so you can just join to forums / IRC to ask help.

I have only one problem what none of distributions solve, hibernation and sleep on laptop. I hope that laptop manufacturers would understand that they need to work with GNU/Linux community to get these work. I think Canonical should move this information from "behind" to their front page.

#

Return to Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users