La gent de PCBurn ha realizat un exàmen a Ubuntu 5.04, la distribució basada en Debian de Canonical, amb unes conclusions força bones:
Ubuntu has created an extremely pleasing desktop environment. Once the install is finished (only an issue for an unexperienced user) the system itself performs very well. Default applications and preferences have been thought out to make the user instantly productive. People looking for a Debian based system or new Linux users wanting to “get into” it will find this an excellent desktop OS.