Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 00:12 UTC, submitted by Jon Dough
Linux Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge? Some answers here.
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by rainman on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:45 UTC
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But there are dark corners that absolutely reek of Linux geekdom cliquiness that average users arenít going to feel at home in. Ubuntu updates are one such area where you need a high level of know-how to understand whatís going on.

How are updates any more complicated in Ubuntu than in Windows? Last time I checked, Windows Update in XP was essentially identical to update-manager in Ubuntu. It gives you a list of available updates, you click "Install", it updates your system. How is that geeky, and if it is, how is Windows better?

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