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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RE: Worthless
by pjafrombbay on Mon 10th May 2010 04:24 UTC in reply to "Worthless"
pjafrombbay
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2005-07-31

I'll just state that this news article will provide no worthwhile commentary or points. This site can do better I think.


I will start by saying that I am a passionate believer in what Linux and Ubuntu in particular are trying to do. However, I have not tried a version of Ubuntu since 6.something that was close to replacing Windows XP for a general use desktop type PC. There are always problems with printer drivers, I even went and bought a new printer (Samsung) that was supposed to have good Linux support at one point and still have problems. 10.whatever it called simply WILL NOT BOOT from the (from any) Live CD - the reason! The Toshiba laptop has an Intel graphics chip!

I can see the potential but its a very long way from being delivered.

Operating systems, after all are a commodity NOT an end in themselves.

I suppose I will keep trying new versions hoping they get it right one day, because I really do believe in the goal. But in the meantime we need to preserve some objectivity.

Regards,
Peter

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