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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released 435

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from the best-kind-of-drake dept.
BBSeXoDuS writes "Ubuntu Dapper Drake has been finally been released. Run on over to the download site while it's still hot. From the announcement: 'Ubuntu 6.06 LTS introduces functionality that simplifies common Linux server deployment processes. For system administrators setting up large numbers of web, mail and related servers, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS offers the fastest and most consistent path to deployment, combined with the availability of global commercial support where needed.' "
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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released

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  • by brenddie (897982) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:55AM (#15443805)
    I already fill my functionality needs with RHEL and CentOS but it would be nice if this release of ubuntu could perform the same tasks (plus comercial support) and on top of that "looks good" and is easy to use. This will surely raise the bar even higher than already set by Fedora5.
  • by s31523 (926314) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:19AM (#15443979)
    Disenchanted and those who do not want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a crappy OS. For work I needed to by a copy of XP Pro because of a compiler and other tools that were old and wouldn't run under Linux (using Crossover/Wine). I shuttered when I paid $78 for XP Pro and kept saying "it's a tax deduction" to justify it.
    For most people however, using their email and word processing, photo software, digital cameras, multimedia CD/DVD burning is all they need an Ubuntu works. There is a lot of DVD and CD burning software out there. I just installed Nero for Linux [nero.com] and it's great! The only thing really missing is a good DVD authoring program. QDVD author tries to put a GUI front-end on DVD author, but it sucks.

    The next step for Ubuntu is to get application developers to crank out some decent multimedia software packages. At that point I can't see why any "normal" user would want to use Windows.
  • by mslinux (570958) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:40AM (#15444134)
    Red Hat drops their free version of Red Hat Linux. They had mind-share. They owned the grass roots Linux movement. They created a huge void.

    Debian is plugging along quietly producing a great, but somewhat difficult to use (for newbies and non-unix geeks) distro. Ubuntu comes along, works closely with the Debian project to produce a polished version. Now, we're back to the good old days of Linux :)

    Red Hat *really* screwed-up, but I'm glad that Debian and Ubuntu have filled the void as they'll never pull a stunt like RH did.
  • Re:Blast (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Dan Ost (415913) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:44AM (#15444173)
    I'm generally amazed at how easy it is to get things working under Linux, so I'm
    interested to know what things prevent you from having a "smooth" experience with
    Linux.

    Care to embellish your original post?
  • by Andy Somnifac (971725) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:35AM (#15444689)
    At that point I can't see why any "normal" user would want to use Windows.

    Because most "normal" users don't even realize that an alternative is out there. People are used to being spoon fed, which Microsoft does (with a very large and forceful spoon). If you say the word "Linux" to most people, they'll think you're talking about a piano playing Peanuts character. We won't even go into the looks you'll get when you start using names like "Ubuntu."

    It has been shown that a large percentage of Americans (yes, I'm going to stick to one country, as I can't speak for anyone else) don't care that their personal freedoms and rights are being eroded. Do you really think they care where their OS comes from?

    For most "normal" users XP works. They just want to look at myspace, play their games, and download their porn. For these purposes, as far as their concerned, XP does what they need.

  • Ubuntu Logo (Score:5, Insightful)

    by kuyaedz (921036) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:41AM (#15444768)
    What? Ubuntu isn't mature enough to use its official logo on slashdot? We have to use Debian instead? (disclaimer: this is in no way negative toward Debian. Debian is great, fine, etc, etc.) Someone get the logo updated.
  • by Cal Paterson (881180) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:45AM (#15444811)
    Please, it's not as if theres any need or reason for rivalry.

    Both can co-exist, and it's only childish coments such as these that encourage the rabid fanboyism that this community suffers from.
  • Re:Blast (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Soybean47 (885009) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @11:24AM (#15445277)
    If you're back on a hoary hedgehog build, you'll have to update to Breezy Badger before updating to Dapper Drake. Both are reasonably straightforward operations, but my undestanding is that it works best if you upgrade one version at a time.

    If you don't have much invested in your current install, though, it might be worthwhile to download a Dapper install disc and start from scratch. The upgrade path "shouldn't" cause any problems, but a clean install is just a touch more likely to go smoothly.

    As for the broadcom wireless... I don't have first-hand experience, but I hear good things about Dapper's wireless support. I know some people have, in fact, been able to get wireless working quickly under Dapper. Someone else may be able to give you more details about support for broadcom adapters, specifically.
  • Re:Crying Shame! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Knuckles (8964) <knuckles@ d a n t i a n . org> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @12:02PM (#15445727)
    Well, looking at bug #1 [launchpad.net], I do think they try.
  • by mslinux (570958) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @01:31PM (#15446647)
    We'll have to agree to disagree.

    IMO, Ubuntu would have no traction (may not even exist) if RHL was still available. That's what I mean about screwing-up. Sure, RH is in the 'Enterprise' now along with vicious competitors such as Sun, IBM, MS, etc. Letting go of the grass roots Linux movement is where they screwed-up.

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