Cosmin Nicolaescu on 13 May 2005 15:03:27 -0000

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On Fri, May 13, 2005 9:45 am, Art Alexion said:
> I thought I would address this question here rather than on the Ubuntu
> list where things tend to get "religious" rather than "practical".
> Been using Ubuntu Warty since about November.  Very happy with it.
> Stable enough to rely on for "production".  Last month the upgrade to
> Hoary became official.  A scan of the Ubuntu user list reveals what
> seems to be a lot of users with serious problems using Hoary.  But that
> is not necessarily a good way to gage the general experience because you
> only get to read what those who take the time to complain are saying,
> and often a few tend to take up a lot of bandwidth with complaints.  But
> I am still leery.
> Anyone on this list using Ubuntu and upgraded Warty to Hoary?
> Experiences?  Worth it?
> While, Warty is supposed to be supported for another 17 months, I am
> already having dependency conflicts with security updates.
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Off the topic on this one, but I've been meaning to ask some Ubuntu user
this for some time now.

A few weeks ago we got a box full of Ubuntu Live & Installation CD's. I
popped the livecd in to see how it compares with Knoppix. I was very
dissapointed. Not only did it load a lot slower, but it did not have as
many apps as Knoppix, and it had some really bad scripting involved (I
understand errors like failing to load a module because the hardware
wasn't there - although this could be avoided in a not-so-difficult
manner), but trying to write to a ro environment that _it_ set is just
stupid (no offense to anyone).

My question would be: what's so great about Ubuntu (other than a flshy
name). I mean, it uses apt (from what I read on their site). Is it just
Debian with newer packages (like even more recent then the testing (or
unstable, I don't reacall if they're the same or not) branch from
Debian?). Knoppix is also Debian-based, and its strength is awesome
hardware detection (which I don't understand why more linux distros don't
adopt). What does Ubuntu have that no other distro offers, or what does it
offer more/better?

I'm sorry if this seems like a flame, it's not meant to be, I'm just curious.

- -Cos

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