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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Dapper Drake, aka the long-awaited Ubuntu Flight 6 has been released. Download yourself a live CD from this page, burn it to CD, then reboot your machine for a risk-free test of the very best Linux available.

2 comments:

chuck said...

Wait a minute. Dapper Drake has not been released yet, flight 6 is just another beta. I've been keeping a copy around since flight 5 and I don't think it is quite ready yet, mods are still going in. I would advise 5.10 instead and an upgrade when Dapper Drake is official -- unless like myself you just like to experiment.

That said, Dapper Drake looks good, but so does Fedora Core 5, which is what I am running most places now. But if you just want a working system with minimum hassles, Charlie's preference for Macs is a good recommendation. Costs money, though.

David Thomson said...

“But if you just want a working system with minimum hassles, Charlie's preference for Macs is a good recommendation.”

Amen. The MAC is currently the best system, for those of us, who have modest needs---and don’t relish spending hours of our time fussing with software glitches.

“Costs money, though.”

Time is money. If you were to add up all the hours the Linux crowd invests---it may well run into the thousands of dollars. Just going out and purchasing the more mainstream Windows or Mac options would have been far less costly.

Linux users often remind me of those who enjoy working on old cars. It may indeed provide some degree of pleasure, but most people simply want to put the key into the ignition and drive away.

Am I making fun of Linux users? Hell no! Almost all of our dominant technologies came about because of the enthusiasm of their early users. The rest of us owe them our gratitude for making the world a better place.