"For some, Ubuntu 8.10 was something of a disappointment. Not
because it is bad, which it is not, but because is feels more like
slightly refreshed Ubuntu 8.04 rather than a new release.
"For one, Ubuntu's promised desktop interface overhaul is still
not in evidence and that was promised two releases ago. And then
there is the fact that apart from a few minor tweaks it looks every
but the same as ubuntu 8.04. Which is not good considering the
ongoing talk from founder Mark Shuttleworth of how the Linux
desktop must be as appealing as Mac OS X. Right now it feels as if
Ubuntu is making no ground on that goal.
"Fedora on the other hand, does feel a fresher and slightly more
exciting but then it is hard to draw too much from the comparison
because the default Gnome versions on both of these desktops is the
latest 2.24.1 release. So they both benefit from great new features
such as the new tabbed file manager and a host of new default