And they say Linux is a pain to install, part 2

It just occured to me I hadn’t follow up on my installing XP rant with how an install of Ubuntu Linux went.

Ubuntu was downright easy to install. It needed far less handholding than XP did and had drivers for all the system’s hardware (as far as I could tell) automatically installed and loaded. And remember, we’re comparing the generic Ubuntu installer with the XP install CD provided by Dell with the hardware; you would think the XP disc would better support the hardware out-of-the-box, but that certainly wasn’t the case.

Due to various time constraints, I wasn’t able to do much more than install the main Ubuntu system and play around with it for a little bit, so that’ll have to wait until my next visit. But I was liking what I was seeing.

Assuming that successive released of Ubuntu maintain the quality I saw, if there’s going to be a desktop-oriented Linux distribution that becomes dominant, it’s going to be Ubuntu, no question about it.

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