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Forever Geek: Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog Review

Apr 11, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Ubuntu Linux is still a young distro, and is currently one of the most popular distros on today's Linux scene. Ubuntu is based on Debian, and makes use of its apt-get/dpkg package system. Although many people have referred to Ubuntu as 'lazy Debian,' Ubuntu is quickly heading in directions that are much different than Debian's. A standard Ubuntu installation includes GNOME 2.10 (you can use Kubuntu, available at if you prefer KDE to be installed by default, although its very easy to set up KDE on top of a clean Ubuntu installation), the X server, the latest versions of Evolution and Firefox, a 2.6.10 kernel, and a whole lot more. Ubuntu's package management team has done a very decent job of keeping their software current. The new release of Ubuntu also includes new frontends for apt-get, called update-manager and update-notifier..."

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