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[5]: Give it some time
by aitvo on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Give it some time"
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Ubuntu has an advantage, it's a household name. PCLinuxOS while it may be OK, I don't know anyone I mean ANYONE that's either heard of it or used it. I agree that Linux is capable of being a good OS for gaming, however it wasn't until this month that ATI finally released a driver that wasn't crap and that's even up in the air based on my testing.

Sure, there are a lot of how-tos on the Ubuntu forums. That means it's getting adopted. The more the better.

UbuntuGuide can't be beat either:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Gutsy

As for Mandrivia, does it even have a user base at all anymore?

I wish PCLinuxOS all the best, but with a name like that it'll never become a household name like Ubuntu could.

Edit: Checking their website and finding the how-tos I don't see how it's any different from Ubuntu. Example: ndiswrapper.

http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/200712/page03.html

"PCLinuxOS was the first"

Impossible, unless you consider a beta OS was ready for the masses (which counters your argument that it was the first by being a beta). It's first production (1.0) release wasn't until May 2007.

Sorry.

Edited 2007-12-04 23:42

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