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Posted May 11, 2005 15:45 UTC (Wed) by cantsin (guest, #4420)
Posted May 11, 2005 17:34 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
As for policy: Debian's policies work very well in the server context, but are going to need work for the desktop. Ubuntu is doing that work, and Debian can learn from it, picking up the best ideas and leaving the rest.
Forking is OK if it's interwoven with re-merging.
Posted May 11, 2005 17:57 UTC (Wed) by josh_stern (guest, #4868)
Posted May 11, 2005 18:01 UTC (Wed) by metaur (guest, #13633)
// Ulf Härnhammar
Posted May 11, 2005 19:13 UTC (Wed) by josh_stern (guest, #4868)
Posted May 11, 2005 18:46 UTC (Wed) by TwoTimeGrime (guest, #11688)
Posted May 11, 2005 21:49 UTC (Wed) by alspnost (guest, #2763)
Posted May 12, 2005 7:50 UTC (Thu) by Zenith (subscriber, #24899)
Posted May 12, 2005 9:18 UTC (Thu) by penguinroar (guest, #14460)
Ubuntu is very much ready for daily desktop use, in some areas its easier than windows with ubuntu since you actually can change usb port for a hardware without reinstalling the driver ;D
Posted May 12, 2005 15:36 UTC (Thu) by gomadtroll (guest, #11239)
Posted May 12, 2005 21:40 UTC (Thu) by Zenith (subscriber, #24899)
I recently tried, as an experiment, to install Ubuntu on a friend of mine's laptop. Although the installation was pretty smooth, getting MP3 and Java and so on to work is probably more than most "dumb" users can handle. Xine failed miserably in trying to play her *cough* pirated *cough* movies, so I had to install mplayer and all the codecs along with it, and Totem was really annoying the shit out of me (not working well either and crashing), so that went out as well. Tried setting rhythmbox up as much as possible to mimick Winamp, but installed Beep Media Player just in case, and Open Office as well.
All in all, a pretty close match to what she is used to with Windows, but it was just too very much different for her, and I must admit I felt a bit disappointed with some of the hurdles we had in installing it (all the mandatory comments about suspend and Linux and such aside). I had high hopes for the experiment, but it did leave me wanting for a more integrated and working-out-of-the-box desktop Linux.
Ubuntu is (from what few distros I've tried recently) by far the one that is closest in achieving this, but it's just not quite there yet. Reading their goals for Breezy Badger has my hopes up high though.
Posted May 15, 2005 5:22 UTC (Sun) by jbailey (subscriber, #16890)
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