XP and Vista question
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Mar 2 17:58:07 CST 2007
> A passing suggestion: Try Ubuntu 6.0.6 LTS. It now has installers for
> proprietary/'non-free' gfx card drivers, which used to be a bugbear
> withe some distros.
> If you're looking for a little more eye candy then try Kubuntu.
> All fits on one CD, and the Synaptic Package Manager is a breeze to
> use, although for the gfx drivers I used Envy from the terminal
> (Install Envy via Synaptic, logout, do a Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a
> terminal login. Login, run envy. Does ATI and Nvidia).
> Running sweet on a 2 year old Dell.
Thanks to a recommendation from Phil Davis, I installed it two months
ago and have been quite happy with it. Much simpler and more well
integrated than the Red Hat installation I used to use, and cheaper than
my copy of Linspire. Right now Ubuntu is my favorite Linux by far.
Now if only we can get some of the other distro builders to stop
reinventing their wheels and contribute their resources to Ubuntu instead.
And when that happens (somewhere between the time pigs fly and when hell
freezes over) we'll have to get the Gnome and KDE teams to integrate
into a single fully kick-ass window manager.
When those two tasks are done, Linux will be well poised to kick
Microsoft's butt on the desktop at least as effectively as they've done
on the server.
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