Desktop switch to Ubuntu
19 Dec 2006
Just a quick note, I've recently moved from Gentoo to Ubuntu on my desktop machine at home. I had a few problems with my Gentoo install and while I find Gentoo great for learning the ins and outs of things, as I do more and more freelance work, I need a OS environment that's not going to let me down. My point being environment, Gentoo is more than capable of being extremely stable, but it takes a lot more knowledge to get it and keep it stable. Whilst I was happy learning and taking my time before, things need to happen a little more urgently now.
I chose Ubuntu mainly because I run Debian on my dedicated servers and am already familiar with the package management, but also because I wanted to see what the fuss is a bout. I'm very pleased so far. I'm running Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, GNUCash, OpenOffice.org, Amarok and KTorrent day to day, the latter two despite using GNOME for my desktop.
Dave Marshall has been building web applications with various technologies since around 2004. Dave is a TDD enthusiast, blogs quite regularly at davedevelopment.co.uk and has recently increased his efforts to give back further, by contributing to OS projects such as Silex and Mockery
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