I like Ubuntu

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 13 22:22:35 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 09:43:27PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "Claude Menski" <claude.menski at gmail.com> writes:
> > Why is freebsd better then ubuntu?
> I like Ubuntu too.  If you want a desktop OS that Just Works and
> doesn't require a lot of time to configure and keep up-to-date, it's a
> good choice.

It is definitely nice if you have modern hardware.

It is quite a heavyweight though, by virtue of the heavy desktop
environment and the a ton of daemons that is starts. On a 750 MHz PIII
with 128 MB RAM and a trident 8900 video chip, a default ubuntu install
was unusable IMHO.

You'd probably need to slim it down quite a bit for older hardware. And
that's no job for a newbie. I gave up and installed 6.2-RELEASE with
fvwm2 instead, which runs a lot smoother.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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