[clug] Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger beta
peter.anderson at ozemail.com.au
Sun Sep 18 12:51:29 GMT 2005
I agree with Pascal's comments on Ubuntu Breezy Badger, although I have
only tried the live CD version.
I am relatively new to Linux but have tried a few different
distributions on my dual boot test PC. I have had Ubuntu 5.04 installed
from just after its release and bit by bit have been tuning and
learning. Before Hoary Hedgehog I thought Linux had some way to go
before it could match Windows XP for everyday use by a user with limited
Linux skills. However, I am really pleased with the way Ubuntu
performs. I support a number of not-for-profit web sites and am in the
process of moving them over to Linux and using Ubuntu as my 'production'
I guess "my" Ubuntu has taken several months of "fiddling" (and
learning) to get to the stage its at now; so it still requires a little
bit of work "out of the box". Some of the most useful learning has been
coming to grips with tools like apt-get, gzip/rar and SMEG (Simple Menu
Editor for Gnome) really make a difference. The Unofficial Ubuntu 5.04
Starter Guide is also a very handy reference. Another useful tip is to
keep a diary of all the systems tasks you do (like mounting Windows XP
drives) so you know how to do it easier next time.
Umbutu IS a really nice Linux distribution.
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