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[News] Ubuntu Still Behind Mandriva in Quality

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu Still Behind Mandriva in Quality
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 01:21:19 +0000
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Ubuntu 9.10 test drive

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| Ubuntu has improved since I last tried it. 
| It is steadily becoming more polished and 
| user friendly for non-technical users, 
| though this comes at a price for those who 
| are already familiar with Linux.
| Its installation process is emblematic of 
| this. Although it's quick and very easy, 
| the install sequence doesn't include some 
| steps and options that enable a 
| knowledgeable user to configure a Linux 
| distribution right from the start. These 
| include some disk partitioning options, 
| setting up networking interfaces, marking 
| services active or inactive, specifying 
| boot loader configuration options and 
| setting up security controls and 
| monitoring. Adding some optional 
| installation steps to let experienced users 
| make such configuration adjustments would 
| be an improvement, I believe.
| Overall, although Ubuntu appears well 
| polished on the surface, it doesn't have 
| the solid feel, depth of integration and 
| finesse that one can discern in some other 
| Linux distributions such as Mandriva, with 
| which I'm more familiar. Perhaps my opinion 
| might change after I get more used to 
| working with Ubuntu, but for now I still 
| like Mandriva better.


Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter: Or How To Achieve Organization Out Of Chaos


Mandriva with KDE 4.3 is what people should judge GNU/Linux desktop by, IMHO.


Mandriva 2010 backgrounds contribution

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| Mandriva will provide 10 more backgrounds to complete
| official design of your favorite distribution.


Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 is now available for tests

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| Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 version is now available on public
| mirrors. This RC1 version is available through
|    * Free version, 32 and 64 bits DVDs
|    * Dual arch CD (both 32 and 64 bits)
|    * One versions, KDE or GNOME
|    * Virtualbox image

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