Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Great story. Compelling and rich...
by callinyouin on Sun 9th May 2010 14:49 UTC
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Windows 7 still makes you look ridiculous. Sorry, but it’s true.

Uhhh... and? Am I supposed to look at the screenshots, read some unsubstantiated claim about Ubuntu's appearance and simply take his word for it?
I don't get it. What about 7's UI makes Ubuntu look "ridiculous"? Where's the evidence to back up these claims? I honestly prefer Ubuntu's new look over 7's, but whatever.
I wanted to be through with this article but was curious to see if the author included anything meaningful, so I read on.

Yes, you remain pleasantly secure, but guess what – Windows 7 is quite a bit better in this regard.

Am I missing something here? Why would Ubuntu, or any flavor of Linux, need something like Microsoft Security Essentials? Sure, it's great that MS has FINALLY decided to provide a tool for protecting its users, but just because it exists on their platform doesn't mean that it's "better" at security than another platform that doesn't require a tool like this. Seriously, does this make sense to anyone?? Am I just lost here? Help me out!

While I do agree that criticism will only make Linux a better OS, I think there are far better arguments out there on the Interwebz than the BS in this article. Out of all the critical comparisons of Ubuntu and Windows 7 out there, why oh why was this one picked for coverage on OSNews???

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