Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The install version was quick and easy to set up and I was able to give the live version a run at Liz's school since one of her school computers died and would not boot the dreaded XP. Ubuntu did have a few problems with detecting the proper screen size and although the live version ran on a 2 year old Dell, after 30 minutes with fiddling with the proper screen size, I went and booted Knoppix STD with no problems. I don't if Knoppix STD is now KDE or fluxbox but I have to say that fluxbox is a much faster, cleaner live CD that requires a lot less down time.
All in all, Ubuntu is good for the *nix n00b and a very stable distro. The live version might need a little more work but maybe it will work for you fine. And once again, it is free so why not give it a try?