What's all the hype over Ubuntu?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 22:12:07 UTC 2008

Alan Cox wrote:
>> I first started dabbling with Linux about three years ago. The way I ended up using Fedora was it was the first link I clicked on that worked (I think it was FC3). Since that time, I have around fifteen machines running it. All of them run FC8 except my laptop which, as of yesterday, is running the beta of FC9.
>> With that said, I have never seen any other version of Linux running except Fedora. What's all the hype around Ubuntu? I realize I could download an install a copy but I never really saw any reason to since FCx seems to work great.
>> I'm not trying to start a battle of which is better...just trying to get an idea of why its seems so popular.
> I guess because it has a less technical focus - try it. One nice thing
> about Linux is you don't have to buy different hardware and new software
> licences to try a few and see what suits you best.

And you pretty much end up with the same stuff running anyway. The 
differences are mostly in the install, update, and administration 
procedures except for the accidental version skew from the different 
release schedules.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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