Ubuntu 4.10 The Warty Warthog RC. Ok, the name is not all that appealing but I like the distro so far.
Quote from the Ubuntu
""Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all are"
It is a one disk distro based on Debian. A distro I am not sure how to pronounce. ?ooboontoo?
I installed it on my computer without any problems except for one, well almost. It told me that it couldn't mount my two ext2 back up partitions and the Windows partition becuase something was wrong with them. Well it did mount them and I can access them fine.
Ubuntu was easy to install. its GUI was simple and very little work was needed to install it. It picked up my Sound Blaster Live, SpeedStream 5200 ADSL modem, etc..., So far it has picked up everything including my LTmodem I am not using right now and my Fuji FinePix A205 digital Camera. As soon as I plugged it into my usb port a window popped up asking if I wanted to save the pictures to my photo album.
I am use to RPM's, URPMI, YaST. The problem I am having is this is my first Debian based distro, except for the Bussiness card distro DSL that I have used off and on. I am finding the Synaptic Package Manger is a bit frustrating to get use to but not difficult or bad in any way,(URPMI is my favorite though.)
It comes with Mozilla Firefox, GAIM, Open Office, some games, etc. One thing I am not happy with is it only comes with Gnome. I like Gnome but I prefer KDE or XFCE. And while you can install binary programs it doesn't come with a c compiler by default, (though it is on the SPM list and easy enough to install.) Also you need Alien to work with RPM's that is nowhere,(that I found,) on the disk or the SPM list.
All and all it works fine. It is not bloated and its stable, (Thus far.) But for someone who started out with both Mandrake and Suse it takes a bit to get use to some of the very small and minor differences. Should have it down by tonight. Besides I am not sure I want to use RPM's with this distro. Source and Binary are just fine.
One more thing. It doesn't create a root user. What it does is lets you access the root with the command sudo, it asks for your password and then you good to go.
I look forward to playing around with this distro and seeing what the future holds for it.
EDIT: Yes I know. I spelled it Unbuntu in the title, it is Ubuntu.
Second Edit: I was wrong, Alien does come with it, I missed it when I looked at the packages