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Ubuntu 7.10 - Not the Linux I Knew and Loved

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I have been a big supporter of Ubuntu over the last few years and I have been using Ubuntu for many, many releases. I turned several friends onto Linux using Ubuntu and one of them has been quite excited about the operating system. Over the past year or so the Linux fan boys have been pushing eye candy on Ubuntu touting it as ahead of both Microsoft and Apple's desktop operating systems. From the beginning I worried about this for a couple reasons, and I noticed beginning with the last release of Ubuntu that the distro was becoming a bit heavy. In my opinion this eye candy stuff is quickly destroying what was so great about Ubuntu.

I will just say that two of the desktops in my house use an ATI card and I realize that ATI for a long time has not exactly been helpful to the Linux community. But, both these machines ran Ubuntu for the last couple years quite nicely. My main desktop is only a couple years old and for all intensive purposes it is a beast. I ran Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon since it was an alpha release on my main desktop. I ran into typical ATI issues on my main desktop machine and with it also having a widescreen display I had to make some additional tweaks to the xorg.conf but I was okay with this. I expected issues since I started running Ubuntu as the alpha on this machine. I am now running the fully updated Ubuntu 7.10 on this machine and it is working great, but again, the machine is a beast.

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