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August 24th, 2006, 02:20 PM
If you guessed that Ubuntu came top in a comparision of three of the leading Desktop distributions, then you’d be spot on. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/) gave us a tip about the following shoot-out. Freespire (http://freespire.org/) and OpenSuse (http://www.opensuse.org/) are pitted against our own Ubuntu and we thought that you’d like to hear the results aswell.
Online technology site CRN whipped out three sets of CDs for their recent review in an aim to track down Which Free Linux Desktop is Best? (http://crn.com/sections/breakingnews/breakingnews.jhtml;jsessionid=BXCPDLXXMEZM0QSNDLSC KHA?articleId=192203540)
Comparisions were made across the areas of Installation, Setup and Configuration, Support, Feature Set and Usability. Points being allocated across the five topics, one to three points points awarded in each area. The results were tallied up with the total scores revealing the overall winner. In the highlighted section below we can see how Ubuntu faired in each speciality:
Freespire: 3 points
Ubuntu: 2 points
OpenSuse: 1 point Setup / Configuration

OpenSuse: 3 points
Ubuntu: 2 points
Freespire: 1 point Support

Ubuntu: 3 points
OpenSuse: 2 points
Freespire: 1 point
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OpenSuse: 3 points
Ubuntu: 2 points
Freespire: 1 point Usability

Ubuntu: 3 points
Freespire: 2 points
OpenSuse: 1 point Final Rating

Ubuntu: 12 points
OpenSuse: 10 points
Freespire: 8 points

Everyone reading this article, users of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and/or Xubuntu, give yourself a pat on the back. You all are the reason that Ubuntu keeps doing as well as it does. Without all of you, the tables could have very well been turned in this review, but with your hard work and dedication, Ubuntu keeps trucking along out front and in the lead.
Head on over to the CRN article (http://crn.com/sections/breakingnews/breakingnews.jhtml;jsessionid=BXCPDLXXMEZM0QSNDLSC KHA?articleId=192203540) for the full story. CRN has pointed out the strengths aswell as some valid criticisms for each of the desktop distibutions. Our thanks go to everyone who continues to improve Ubuntu, the points selected by CRN will provide an excellent starting point for future work and you too can help by providing feedback and assistance with making Ubuntu.

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