[clug] Ubuntu Disruptor

George Bray listoid1 at linkalarm.com
Tue Apr 12 14:54:42 GMT 2005

Sounds like a Klingon weapon. But no, I'm really trying to find some 
professional comments on Ubuntu Linux <http://www.ubuntulinux.org/>.

As someone who has tried a few distros with the aim of getting a 
usable, reliable GUI and a "dummy's" way of installing and upgrading 
apps (anyone for MacOS X?), I'm thinking Ubuntu is a remarkable step 
forward for the intel crowd.

Not only for me mucking about with FOSS, but also for the mums and dads 
who are completely sick of the state of their Wintel box. By my 
reckoning, the fact that Ubuntu can be up and running (without 
command-line intervention, automatically configuring for old/new 
hardware) in about 30 minutes is a grand opportunity for linux in 

What do you think? A flash in the pan? Just another fork? The next 
intel-based platform?


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