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Old 04-06-2009, 06:45 AM   #1
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Moving from Fedora to Ubuntu

After 10 years of using Red Hat and then Fedora, I have decided to move to Ubuntu, or more specifically Kubuntu. Having downaloaded the CD iso (desktop version 8.10) I am wondering if this is a complete distribution or if I need to get a load of packages from the net afterwards as the Fedora 8 DVD was at least 2 GB in size if I remember correctly. Also are there any other useful tips regarding switching from Fedora?


Old 04-06-2009, 06:54 AM   #2
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Ubuntu is a complete distro-but it comes in light sizes (Crunchbang/ozOS) and heavy sizes (Ultimate Edition 1.9-2.1/SuperUbuntu/Artistx).
Ubuntu SE, my fav comes pretty light on apps, has great heavy metal themes and the Bathory wallpaper-and no I'm not a Satanist!
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OK thanks. I'm not sure which one I have then. I've just downloaded it from the Ubuntu webstie but I'll give it a try.
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You have the standard ubuntu (Kubuntu in your case). As far as I know Crunchbang/ozOS/Ultimate are thirdparty efforts and Canonical (chaps behind Ubuntu) aren't involved in them.
For some reason Canonical decided to use CD rather than DVD to distribute Ubuntu and have loaded it with quite a lot of stuff (including standard stuff like office/gimp/some-games/standard-servers/desktop-env and more things etc) and you won't need to get packages off the repositories during install or to get system going. But having access to repositories is definately required if you want something else.
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