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 StephenBeDoper on Fri 7th Dec 2007 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Give it some time"
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I wasn't trying to imply that it doesn't need to improve, only that there will always be value in having the capability available.

Sometimes it's the easiest, and fastest way to accomplish something in any OS. That was the point I was trying to make. :-D

I don't contest the value in having the capability available, just that non-technical users shouldn't have to deal with the lower-level stuff if they don't want to. Complex tools are a given when a user is performing complex tasks, but they shouldn't be necessary for simple stuff.

I totally agree with you on the second point, though. The key is balancing the two goals IMHO and I think it is possible to accommodate both the casual and the hardcore users.

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