Best. Distro. Ever.
I am not exaggerating.
I ran out of disk space over the weekend, and after buying a new hard drive,
I figured I'd better give Ubuntu a try. I installed the latest snapshot of
Hoary Hedgehog and I was up and running in under an hour.
There are still some familiar Linux-y problems, for example, configuring X
to support my 12-button mouse is still an unmitigated
disaster, and some people just
cannot write drivers to save their lives.
Before you Mac
naysayers in the crowd start to gloat, at least I can
burn a god damned CD without using a command
Still, the drivers work. Installing Hoary somehow increased the
performance of all my disk drives - I don't know how that happened, but it
was automatic, and I can now use my USB drive without looking at my watch.
Ying's tablet, after not working with 5 different distros over 4
years, magically started to function properly. My USB headset was
detected without complaint. My laptop can suspend and resume (though there
are still a few kernel problems there).
I know that many of the tools that they use were already available, but
Ubuntu is the first Linux distribution that I have found which actually
unleashes the full power of the free software community in a coherent
By the way, did I mention that it includes Twisted as part of the default install?