Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 07:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) arrived just a few days ago with promises of better hardware compatibility, included proprietary software and drivers, and more user friendliness. Was it wort the wait? And more importantly - Is it finally time to "Make the Switch"?" Read the review here. Elsewhere, "First thoughts on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn" was published at ZDNet. Update: A reply article to the two linked above.
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RE: Pull your own switches, mate
by philicorda on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 22:15 UTC in reply to "Pull your own switches, mate"
philicorda
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2005-12-31

"The second review, on zdnet, makes a very good point, and one that so far no Linux distro seems to have answered convincingly:

What the Ubuntu dev team need to do is find, I don't know, 100 people who aren't Linux geeks and stick them in front of the OS."

This is a bloody obvious idea and has already been done with Gnome and a few other projects.

The real problem is you also need thousands of pounds and years of developers time to implement the obvious things that need work. Just pointing out what's wrong helps no one.

Do you really imagine no one has thought that more hardware support would be a good idea? Or that total file compatibility with proprietary office and email software would be neat? Or that booting faster would be nice? Or that an inexperienced user should never, ever, have to use the terminal?

Perhaps it's just me, but I don't think "average users" have some magical ability to see flaws that other people cannot. The 'geeks can't see what's wrong' idea is a myth and distracts from the real problem of resources.

Sorry. Rant over.

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