Ubuntu Rocks!

I recently installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Release) on my home machine. This is the best out of box experience that I have had with any OS. Everything just works!!. I quickly got rid of a Red Hat installation that I have at work. No more RedHats for me :-).
The update center is a breeze to work with. Apart from the default package manager, Ubuntu comes bundled with Synaptic Package Manager to manage the packages installed on the system - it blows every other package management away. Installing new software is extremely easy (easier than Mac!). More on Synaptic Package Manager in a subsequent blog. Handling media was easy. I plugged in my iPod and boom it recoganized it - updating music was easy. Watching video needed no configuration either.
The only downside was, I have not been able to devote time to the new MacBook that my wife gifted me recently as I am glued to my Ubuntu box.
If you are in the market for a new OS - try it!!
Comments:

Uh, right, but try OpenSolaris as well yeah ? I have, and won't run anything else on my laptop. Ubuntu's good, but I'm extremely confident that we'll make OpenSolaris every bit as good as any other OS out there. Already we're making impressive strides (have you seen the new Network-AutoMagic prototype - it rocks more than Ubuntu! :-)

Posted by Tim Foster on August 02, 2006 at 05:21 PM PDT #

Hi Tim I use Solaris 10 x86 as my regular desktop at work. I have migrated to it from RedHat and I find it rock solid and dependable. No questions about that. But Ubuntu is better for administration and updates. If we could get package management and installtion of updates as easy as Ubuntu - that would be something. The Automagic prototype sounds interesting (I do not know if Ubuntu does this today but my Macbook sure does this). IMO a user experience as easy as Mac or Ubuntu will take Solaris way over these distributions.

Posted by guest on August 03, 2006 at 06:28 AM PDT #

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