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NewsForge: My Desktop OS: Kubuntu Breezy

May 04, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I'm an open source developer and a freelance writer, and I rely on my laptop. I've been using Linux for eight years, and I'm pretty comfortable with the command line. I don't shy from compiling a kernel, or rewriting init scripts to get things working properly. I'm a little weary though from the bad old days of having to fight with Linux to get my computer to work properly. I'm developing a growing appreciation for distributions that 'just work.' I need a stable Linux that allows me to easily install the latest versions of software and that has good support for power management on a laptop. With that in mind I installed Kubuntu Breezy, and Kubuntu blew me away.

"Kubuntu uses the Ubuntu installer, which is a simple text-based affair. It has excellent hardware detection, easily the best of any distribution I've seen..."

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