Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE: Give it some time
by bert64 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:51 UTC in reply to "Give it some time"
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The same can be said of vista, and xp, and macos...

There is hardware that worked in xp which doesnt work in vista.
There was hardware that worked in 98 that didn't work in xp.

There are things on windows for which you need to manually edit the registry, which is even harder than the command line and easier to break.

Many things are simply easier on the command line, especially from the perspective of an experienced user telling someone inexperienced how to do things, consider the following contrived example:

Type: "sudo apt-get install tcpdump" and enter your password when asked

Click on the package management program, once it loads find and click on the "select new packages" option, once that loads find the subsection called network tools and click on the little triangle next to it, make sure the triangle is now pointing downwards and you should see a new list of things underneath it which are slightly indented, look in that list for something entitled "tcpdump", when you've found it click on the little square to the right of the word tcpdump so that there is a tick displayed inside it, then find the install button at the bottom of the window and click on it.

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