[clug] Ubuntu 7.04

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at internode.on.net
Fri Apr 20 08:56:47 GMT 2007


Just a very quick update. I downloaded Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) last 
night and installed it today on my test PC. Wow! This is really very 
nice. While its a little early for a thorough review, it just seems to 
look and work very well. Two quick praise points:

    * My test machine is a five year old Toshiba laptop and this is the
      best graphics performance "out of the box" of any distribution I
      have tried on this machine before. So far without any adjustment
      fonts and lines are very sharp - dare I say, as good as Windows XP!!!
    * The "Add/Remove" menu function has a huge number of applications -
      many more than previously. It includes JRE 6, Amaya, FileZilla,
      and many more.

I am, so far, very impressed with Feisty.

This install was written over another very interesting install. I had 
PC-BSD previously installed. Now that is also a very interesting OS. 
While the software repository is not that large, installing software is 
easier than any other OS. However, the lack of software and difficulty 
with some hardware make it (a very interesting) work in progress.


Peter Anderson

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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to 
conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the 
introduction of a new order of things — Niccolo Machiavelli, /The 
Prince/, ch. 6

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