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Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 - final release

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I pondered whether it was worth my time reviewing a distro as popular as Ubuntu considering how much it has been dominating Linux news this week. However it would be stupid to continue my documentation of the battle for "most usable Linux" without delving into one of this years biggest releases.

All I'm doing is evaluating how easy the distro performs a few basic tasks that I consider fundamental for "normal" use (I'm looking into how I review distros again so this is subject to become more in-depth later). The distro needs to network to my current setup, obtain a media file (normally an episode of Family Guy), play it without issue, allow for full web browsing, offer easy access to common applications. The review must also be written, formatted and published from within the review environment.

Reviewing Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

Network to my current setup
While installation was a fairly slow but simple affair it was the networking that made me sit back, put my hands behind my head and say to my partner "this is VERY impressive". The NTFS R/W driver has been available for some time but I've not seen such a slick and effortless integration than in Feisty. I loaded up the "Places" menu, selected "Connect to server" and from that list I selected "Windows Share".

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