Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:34 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows. Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I'll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date." More here.
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NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I think the hardware support has been better, but it still is bad enough to turn me off of Ubuntu... even though I really wish it would work.

Of course, I think the next Linux distro that dethrones everybody will be the one that really narrows its focus hardware-wise. This is happening with Zonbu, EeePC, Walmart Linux PC and all - a special distro that matches directly with the hardware, so there won't be any real configuration that needs to take place. It just works.

I could imagine that would sort of be the Apple-like approach. The Linux distro might support 3 motherboards, 3 video cards, one common wireless chipset, one sata chipset, etc, etc.. That way, they can seriously narrow down bugs and focus on delivering an integrated, smooth user experience. I would buy a machine like that.

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