Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is
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Universalizing problems which are very particular
by benir0 on Mon 17th Aug 2009 00:20 UTC in reply to "X Crashing = BSOD"
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The only problem with this argument is that Thome would have us believe that this happens for all install of Linux/Ubuntu. I use Linux for every day desktop use and have for years. My Grandma does. My Mom. If the system is such a wreck then why do they prefer it to the Windows way?

My Linux install is rock solid. It's not used just for "nerdy CLI" tools as one user claimed. I use it for pr0n and facebook just like he does. ;)

Just as Linux users for years have claimed that their OS is better/ready for the masses, Thom now claims that Win is better for similar reasons: obscure technical reasons that effect only a small percentage of users.

Most people do care about crashes and for most people, in my experience, Linux crashes less and gives even novice users a sense of control and privacy that they don't get from Windows. And trust me, I've given Ubuntu disks to some stone-newb users, and so far, without fail, they are impressed and delighted. Then again, they wouldn't know what X is at all.

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