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  1. [News] Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest Fedora Linux

    Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' desktop Linux

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' brings flash and function to the operating system,
    | cementing Ubuntu's lead as the desktop Linux leader.
    `----

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/i...?reviewid=1413

    Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

    http://www.wolfmanzbytes.com/news/vi...klkVEpVIxdvfEg

    Fedora 8 proves popular and powerful

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    | In Fedora 8, the default system comes with four new spins: Games, Developer,
    | Electronic Lab and KDE, which uses the popular desktop in place of Fedora's
    | default GNOME desktop interface.
    `----

    http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4373087032.html

    Fedora 9 Roadmap!

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    | Although Fedora 8 just got released, the developers are thinking about the
    | features which are going to be included in the next release, Fedora 9. There
    | are no approved features yet, but the community is working on providing
    | material for developers to choose from.
    `----

    http://tuxenclave.wordpress.com/2007...ora-9-roadmap/


    Related:

    Fedora vs. Ubuntu : choose a linux distribution best suits you

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    | 8. Visual Effects. Ubuntu 7.10 offers normal compiz visual effects right
    | after a fresh install. And you can choose to enable more. Fedora 8 came with
    | the minimal. (And of course, in both versions, the earlier the edition, the
    | less the effects.) But if you are really into this, I am sure they both don't
    | offer enough and you can go to the communities to let people help you
    | discover the maximal. * *
    `----

    http://paulsdigitalworld.blogspot.co...ng-in-two.html


    The Linux Battle: Ubuntu vs. Fedora

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    | Up to this point, Ubuntu appears to be taking the lead in the open
    | source operating system world with a strong backing from Dell
    | Computers. Both operating systems are fully functional and have
    | surprisingly strong features.
    `----

    http://www.romow.com/computer-blog/t...ntu-vs-fedora/


    Fedora v. Ubuntu: A Performance Look

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In this article we have enclosed benchmarks from Fedora Core 6,
    | Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, Fedora 7 Test 2, and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd
    | 5. In gaming and desktop benchmarks, which of these Linux
    | distributions is faster? We hope to answer that question today.
    `----

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=658&num=1


    It can't be easy being Fedora, overshadowed by Ubuntu

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    | You can clearly see Fedora as king through 2004 until Ubuntu (the plucky chap
    | in red) started his rise to fame. Towards Q1 of 2005 Ubuntu surpassed Fedora
    | as the most searched Linux distro and it's stayed there. *
    `----

    http://www.seopher.com/articles/it_c...owed_by_ubuntu


    Ubuntu vs. Red Hat on Compete.com, Hitwise, and Google Trends

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    | Clearly, Ubuntu is catching up with Red Hat, at least in terms of the number
    | of visitors to its website, and Debian (on which Ubuntu is based) continues
    | to be the community distribution of choice, blowing away Red Hat's Fedora and
    | Novell's OpenSuSe. *
    `----

    http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/20..._vs_red_h.html

  2. Re: [News] Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest Fedora Linux

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, HangEveryRepubliKKKan

    wrote
    on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 18:30:30 -0800
    :
    >
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote
    >> Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

    >
    > "It's absolute crap" - Scott Douglas of the New York Rhymes.
    >


    And since Scott Douglas is a highly respected, technically competent
    reviewer, clearly we should take his word over Roy's.

    Impressive. Of course, I for one would want a few more details
    on how Vista bests Linux here; clearly, Vista is in fact besting
    Linux easily (if only in gross sales), but I want to know why, so
    that we can improve Vista.

    To be sure, a Google on

    "Scott Douglas Gutsy Gibbon review"

    coughed up

    http://meanderingpassage.com/2007/11...ws-ubuntu-710/

    but this includes excerpts from a review written by someone
    named Ryan Paul, at
    http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/ub...n-review.ars/1 .

    The review is long and somewhat meandering. It includes a number
    of captured pictures.

    * A new breed of ape
    * Installing Ubuntu 7.10
    * Updating from Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10
    * Visual Effects
    * Bundled software
    * Firefox customizations in Ubuntu
    * Desktop search
    * Screen and Graphics Preferences utility
    * Additional new features
    * Final thoughts

    His absolute last paragraph:

    Linux is now an appealing choice for many users who
    would never have considered making the switch a few
    years ago. Distributions have improved at an astounding
    pace, and Ubuntu leads the pack on the desktop. Ubuntu
    7.10 provides an effective and usable Linux platform
    that has a lot to offer a more mainstream audience as
    well as Linux enthusiasts.

    clearly shows his bias -- and his technical sloppiness, but
    that's more or less normal; Linux is indeed an appealing
    choice for those who need just the kernel, but Ubuntu is
    an even more appealing choice built around Linux for those
    who need a complete solution.

    A Google for

    "Gutsy Gibbon sucks"

    coughed up http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=591848

    whose initiating post starts out:

    I can't believe how many problems I'm having
    here! Perhaps I should re-install from scratch instead
    of doing an upgrade, unless someone knows the solutions
    to my problems...

    1) Opera won't let me log into ubuntuforums.org Every
    time I log in, it doesn't log me in. I end up back at
    the login screen

    2) Firefox closes when I start making a post on
    ubuntuforums.org I'm finally having success using
    Konqueror. But why is Firefox closing?

    3) I cannot install compizconfig-settings-manager

    4) Where the hell did Thunderbird go? It turned into a big red X

    4 pages of responses follow this initial post. I'm not
    about to check all of them but at least two suggest
    that the original poster look at other areas (Opera
    isn't freeware, for example).

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Linux. Because life's too short for a buggy OS.

    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com


  3. Re: [News] Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest FedoraLinux

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    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote

    > > Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

    >
    > "It's absolute crap" - Scott Douglas of the New York Rhymes.


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  4. Re: [News] Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest FedoraLinux

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    "HangEveryRepubliKKKan" wrote:


    > > On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 18:30:30 -0800
    > > "HangEveryRepubliKKKan" wrote:

    > >> "It's absolute crap" - Scott Douglas of the New York Rhymes.

    >
    >
    > "ed" wrote

    > > Time waster.

    >
    > It was an excellent review. So is this one.
    >
    > "Its the worse OS I have ever seen in the last 20 years of my
    > life." - Bilbo - Middle Earth.


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  5. Re: Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest Fedora Linux

    On my personal experiences upgrading and fresh installs on about 6
    machines so far, overall Gutsy is slightly down from Feisty. The
    upgrades have been slightly smoother, and the fresh installations are
    about the same. Existing problems seem mostly unaffected, and it's
    picked up a couple of annoying new glitches. Most annoying of the
    current problems involves Java from Firefox.

    However, I still wish they'd focus on making it consistently better
    with each release. I feel like they just want to make it different on
    schedule, and there are too many annoying glitches in the process.
    Gutsy is sometimes annoying enough to drive me back to Windows for a
    break, which is not the Linux experience I've been enjoying with
    Ubuntu.

  6. Re: Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest Fedora Linux

    Shannon Jacobs wrote:
    > On my personal experiences upgrading and fresh installs on about 6
    > machines so far, overall Gutsy is slightly down from Feisty. The
    > upgrades have been slightly smoother, and the fresh installations are
    > about the same. Existing problems seem mostly unaffected, and it's
    > picked up a couple of annoying new glitches. Most annoying of the
    > current problems involves Java from Firefox.
    >
    > However, I still wish they'd focus on making it consistently better
    > with each release. I feel like they just want to make it different on
    > schedule, and there are too many annoying glitches in the process.
    > Gutsy is sometimes annoying enough to drive me back to Windows for a
    > break, which is not the Linux experience I've been enjoying with
    > Ubuntu.



    Yes, I have seen no vast improvement over Feisty at all really, I found
    the compiz setup needed some fiddling with and a download or two and the
    NTP function needed a download... very small and quick so no reason not
    to include it - but the compiz stuff could be confusing to a newcomer so
    I really think they should put some effort into including the complete
    thing or add it to the restricted drivers pack or something, make it a
    single click package so the user gets the correct stuff.

  7. Re: Some More Reviews of the Latest Ubuntu and Latest Fedora Linux

    ____/ Charlie Tame on Friday 16 November 2007 05:36 : \____

    > Shannon Jacobs wrote:
    >> On my personal experiences upgrading and fresh installs on about 6
    >> machines so far, overall Gutsy is slightly down from Feisty. The
    >> upgrades have been slightly smoother, and the fresh installations are
    >> about the same. Existing problems seem mostly unaffected, and it's
    >> picked up a couple of annoying new glitches. Most annoying of the
    >> current problems involves Java from Firefox.
    >>
    >> However, I still wish they'd focus on making it consistently better
    >> with each release. I feel like they just want to make it different on
    >> schedule, and there are too many annoying glitches in the process.
    >> Gutsy is sometimes annoying enough to drive me back to Windows for a
    >> break, which is not the Linux experience I've been enjoying with
    >> Ubuntu.

    >
    >
    > Yes, I have seen no vast improvement over Feisty at all really, I found
    > the compiz setup needed some fiddling with and a download or two and the
    > NTP function needed a download... very small and quick so no reason not
    > to include it - but the compiz stuff could be confusing to a newcomer so
    > I really think they should put some effort into including the complete
    > thing or add it to the restricted drivers pack or something, make it a
    > single click package so the user gets the correct stuff.


    For a Ubuntu installation that I have, I'm still waiting for 8.04, which is
    long-term support. It should be as solid as 6.06, which was followed by an
    Edgy (mind case) release.

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