[lug] Initial impressions of Kubuntu

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 17:17:19 MST 2006

On 11/14/06, Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com> wrote:

> > This is the 6.06 LTS release, which I assume means it has gone through
> > some quality control.  But it's hard to imagine that they did even cursory
> > usability testing or quality control of the boot menu given the above.
> > We're not talking about hundreds of pages of documentation, we're talking
> > about obvious and important deficiencies on 10 short pages of help.
> This is the type of thing from our other thread that makes me think very
> little if any testing is done at all on anything right now.  :-)
> > The only thing I have gotten to work so far is the option to "boot to hard
> > disk", where Knoppix resides.  :)
> I usually consider these types of problems hints that I probably will
> have OTHER problems with a distro because they're showing off their
> "skill" at screwing things up right from the start.
> If I'm really dying to run the new one, I'll spend hours screwing around
> with it or finding alternatives.

I really get P'Od about these type of general assumptions. The fact is
that there are always going to be some PCs with broken ACPI and/or
other BIOS settings that don't take well to LiveCDs is just a fact of
life.  I've heard the same sort of comments about FC releases. There
is only so much testing with oddball machines that can be done by any

The concept that installer problems of this type have anything to say
about the quality of the distro and its pre-release testing is just
absolutely wrong. I've never encountered any of these problems, and my
Kubunto 6.10 is rock solid (has been for 3 months before release)..

OTOH, I always use the alternative installation disks (text-mode
installer) because I get tired of waiting for a graphical desktop to

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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