[clug] Debian Sarge or Ubuntu on the desktop?

Bunyip Redgum bunyipr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 09:51:04 GMT 2005


If it suits your needs I would go with Ubuntu - it is quick and easy
to install a basic desktop and 'Just works on most Laptops.  If you
don't want Gnome, OO.o, Evolution etc, starting with the base sarge
install and adding things as you need them is probably the way to go.
I am happy with Ubuntu as my starting point (but I do have a couple of
things to sort our with closed source stuff and neither distribution
can fix them!


On 6/17/05, Peter Anderson <pjafrombbay at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Hi!
> I notice there has been a discussion about Debian Sarge and Ubuntu for server use; however, I
> would be keen to know what people think about the two for the desktop.
> I am relatively new to Linux and dual boot Ubuntu and Windows XP.  Up until Ubuntu I have not
> thought Linux was ready to replace my Windows environment (Xandros looked promising) but now I let
> Ubuntu boot as the default ("...one small step...").  Debian Sarge seems to be getting good
> reviews and I am wondering about changing.  I guess given that Ubuntu is working really well; I
> wonder what extra I would get by making the change.
> Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Peter
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