A little over a year ago I blogged about installing Ubuntu 5.10. At the time I thought is was a nice enough distro, but not really anything to rock my world. In a fit of boredom I recently installed Ubuntu 6.10 (screenshots by SnagIt 🙂 ). What a difference a year makes.
First off, it’s a live CD, so when you boot from it you can use Ubuntu straight away. I think that’s a really nice touch. On the desktop is an “Install” icon, which not surprisingly allows you to install the distro onto your hard drive. A handful of mouse clicks later you are presented with an installation progress bar and in no time you have a complete installation.
Now the distro itself still doesn’t rock my world, they’re all pretty much the same to me, but I think this is the easiest and cleanest Linux installation I’ve ever done, and I’ve done plenty.
Once again, this isn’t going to make me change my base distribution, I need an enterprise clone, but I certainly think it makes a good candidate for your average desktop, or people using Oracle XE…
Let’s see what it’s like next year… 🙂
2 thoughts on “Ubuntu 6.10…”
fwiw, ubuntu is the only distro I’ve seen that has captured Joe Average class folks.
A neighbour of mine has recently told me he’s now using Linux in all his home computers. Ubuntu, of course.
Seemed to be pretty happy with it and he’s not an IT person at all.
It’s rare to see any *n*x distro capture this kind of user, quite frankly: they must be doing something well.
Yeah, I can see that. The ease of installation is a massive advantage over most other distributions. For people woe want email and browsing the web, I can see no problems using Ubuntu.
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