Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2005, 10:32 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
ubuntu question

i had a friend who gave me a copy of ubuntu. i know i can get it online, but i was wondering if someone could give me the low down on what ubuntu offers that i might not already have with red hat v.9. i know a lot of open source software and os's depend on user preference. any help would be great though. thanks.
Old 04-04-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: ubuntu 5.04 knoppix Slack91/10 freebsd51 vector4 redhat9
Posts: 304

Rep: Reputation: 30
rh9 - um...
fedora - oh!
ubuntu - yummy

My first imprssion about ubuntu hoary rc is that it is simple. I would switch to ubuntu because it's the best distro for python developers.

red hat 9 was a good release, you can get the work done without nasty surprise. If you use intel or ati video card, fedora 3 is not recommended due to problems of xorg 6.8.1.

P.D. the next version of ubuntu (hoary) would probably coming out in days. If you prefer KDE, take a look of kubuntu

Last edited by codec; 04-04-2005 at 11:21 PM.
Old 04-05-2005, 12:26 AM   #3
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware, Suse 9.2
Posts: 565

Rep: Reputation: 30
I've used both and the biggest difference for me is that Ubuntu is a little more current and easily upgraded. RH9 is nice, but outdated at this point. Ubuntu is also Debian based, which I prefer--but that's just me.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about Ubuntu v.5.04 Night Hawk One Linux - Newbie 2 11-15-2005 12:32 AM
General/Ubuntu Fonts Question dmc721 Ubuntu 2 06-12-2005 03:25 PM
Ubuntu 5.04 Application Question jrlandis Ubuntu 6 05-15-2005 07:21 PM
Ubuntu Question about the 64-bit repositories.... ssobeht Linux - Distributions 3 01-22-2005 07:18 AM
Ubuntu /media question Sygnon Linux - Newbie 4 12-03-2004 08:43 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration