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[4]: Give it some time
by dylansmrjones on Thu 6th Dec 2007 03:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Give it some time"
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That's crap. There were several n00b-friendly distributions around before Ubuntu. Ubuntu is nothing special in that regard. The special about Ubuntu is the marketing (sending cd's gratis to all places of the world - you don't find many Fedora install-CD's around).

Ubuntu suffers from the same crap that most other binary distributions suffer from: Dependencititis. Try to remove one package and you'll end up with virtually no packages on the system. Fedora is no better. An ubuntu based on Arch Linux would be much better. Or put differently. A noob-friendly Arch Linux.

If we could get the decentralized installation framework from Windows and Mac OS X with the clean logical NeXTSTEP-thinking and the openness of Linux as well as the centralized package management from Linux. Now that would be quite a system.

PS: Add to this a Desktop with the object oriented nature of OS/2 WPS. Oooh... That'll be a killer OS.

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