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August 6, 2006

Ubuntu Dapper Sucks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Abhinav Sahai @ 9:16 pm

I have been using Ubuntu for some time now. I started with 4.04 Hoary Hedgehog, then came 5.10 Breezy Badger and now comes 6.06 Dapper Drake(I always like the names they use). I have had good experiences with the previous two versions but this one sucks. First of all we poor Indians can’t afford much of ram and specially at this college level, when we want to get everything ourselves. So 256 MB seems quite insufficient. Then comes the drastic problem of its installation. Actually it is based on ubuquity and that doesn’t seem fine at all. The funda of having a live cd as the installer cd doesn’t seem good. Originally knoppix came with the concept and now many are following it. But my and infact my friends’ experiences with it have not been good with it. In most cases the installation stops at the partitioning the drives. Infact the installation success rate has been so poor that finally I have switched back to Breezy. And it gave me a lot of relief. Ah!!! the sound system and the videos have started working again.

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3 Comments »

  1. nice post man!!!

    keep it up!!

    Comment by sankalp — August 13, 2006 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  2. thanx sankalp
    hope to keep it up

    Comment by rocker — August 16, 2006 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  3. hi!

    i use dapper too… but i did install from the alternative install cd.. so no live cd complications. install went smoothly, no problems, twice. and this includes a laptop with all hardware that i use working perfectly… yes frequency throttling too… i am really curious about tha wireless ethernet card.. but i dont have network i can test it on.

    your comments on RAM. you seem like you are a Linux savvy person, and I applaud you for that… its about time that people realise they dont have to live with the short-fallings of Windows. back to RAM. Linux’s memory management is opposite to Windows ie it tries to fill the RAM up instead of empty it out to swap/pagefile. which should make your system faster *if you have enough RAM* in my case my RAM is pretty small so i get a lot of swapping which slows down my computer… fortunately, this is linux and there are tweaks you can make to your system check out this site 🙂
    http://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2006/07/14/desktop-performance-tweaks/

    i think thats anough from me for now… thanks for visiting my blog… check back for a reply to your question 🙂

    shane.

    Comment by Shane — August 20, 2006 @ 11:20 am | Reply


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