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Eleanor Lister eleanor at pacific.net.au
Thu Oct 26 18:07:38 AEST 2006

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Alan L Tyree wrote:
> <snip>
>> It's just you :-). Looks ok in Firefox 2 running on Ubuntu etch.
> <snip>
> My 2003 Knoppix  has worked well ..but it seems the time has come for
> the next gen.
> I have been trialing Ubuntu Breezy Badger and it has worked well with
> Video...
> <http://www.ramin.com.au/linux/linux-log.html>
> but I am not sure about which email package to go with....linkers
> thoughts on the subject would be welcome...Is Etch/Edgy the latest
> version of Ubuntu anyone have comments on other Linux options?
> M

i am using Dapper Drake, the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS that lies between Breezy 
and Edgy, and i will move to Edgy as soon as it is official

overall, i am very impressed, it is stable and quick, and it has 
packages for just about anything, and i am a multimedia freak, so i have 
to be able to handle *every* format, which it does (admittedly with a 
little tweaking).   the key trick is to install a package called 
Automatix that allows you to add the extra features very simply.

that said, some friends are using Fedora Core, which has just gone 
version 6, and they are very happy with it.

the main difference seems to be that if you are a hard core geek, Fedora 
gives you a fine system with precise control, but if (like me) you are 
more focussed on applications then Ubuntu is the bee's knees.

hope this helps,


Eleanor Ashley Lister
South Sydney Greens
webmistress at ssg.nsw.greens.org.au

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