Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 22:32 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu According to Canonical head honcho Mark Shuttleworth, Windows 7 presents the ideal opportunity for Linux to gain significant inroads into the desktop market. He said so in an interview with InternetNews. While I certainly do hope so, an eerie sense of deja vu creeps up on me: isn't this like the 923298th opportunity where Linux is supposed to make inroads into the desktop market?
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Time for a new OS
by mrAmiga500 on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 00:14 UTC
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I was a Linux fan... until I actually used it. I had such a loathing and hatred of Windows (at work, I'd never have that shit in my home), that I jumped to Linux the first chance I got. I was utterly, mind-bogglingly disappointed. I didn't think anything could suck worse than Windows, but I had found it. I tried many, many "distros" over the years, but they all had problems. I had to reinstall Linux because of major problems even MORE than I reinstalled Windows. Linux is unresponsive, convoluted, buggy bloat. (However, the fact that it's free makes me hate it marginally less.) If other people had similar experiences, then it's no wonder it's not making inroads in the desktop market.

I think it's time for an entirely NEW desktop OS - one that puts user interaction as TOP PRIORITY, a streamlined, optimized for speed, kick-ass OS without bloat or legacy bullshit - something like a blending of BeOS and Amiga. I know, it'll never happen.

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