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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu InfoWorld's Savio Rodrigues sees 2010 as a watershed year for Ubuntu, one that could herald meaningful enterprise interest in the OS, thanks to a rising tide of developers - and deployment servers - adopting the OS. "As with many recent trends in the IT industry, developers become ambassadors for products they enjoy using and have quickly become an early indicator for enterprise technology usage in the future. In a seemingly perfect storm, Ubuntu is benefiting from strong developer usage, and the fact that developers are increasingly selecting Amazon's EC2 cloud platform bodes well for continued Ubuntu success on EC2," Rodrigues writes, noting that Ubuntu has surpassed Red Hat usage on deployment servers as well. "As that occurs, IT decision makers will need to consider or reconsider Ubuntu for usage within the enterprise. Rest assured that Red Hat won't sit idly by during these discussions."
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RE[11]: Comment by flanque
by dizzey on Mon 20th Dec 2010 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by flanque"
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Claiming Gnome equals Windows 95 with a screenshot which could be used to prove Windows 7 is identical to Win95.

No it doesn't. If you move the panels/widgets around in Gnome, you get something akin to the Win95/Win98 interface, I do the same in XFCE when using OpenBSD, it does the job, but I don't have nice features such as aero snap.

WTF? That small screenshot proves nothing except that you are a troll, a Microserf and a damned lier and zealot.

You accuse me of being childish after using the term "microserf".

What that screenshot proves (I couldn't be arsed to take my own) that if you move the panels around in Gnome, it can easily resemble the Win95 interface. This isn't true in Windows 7, because the task bar and the startbar work fundamentally different than even Windows Vista and XP.

just switch to clasic mode it really is no difference.

Firstly I use OpenBSD and Windows, I use OpenBSD for fun and I use Windows for work. I certainly don't pretend that tinkering with my OpenBSD install means I am using it seriously. A lot of people use OpenBSD for work I am sure, but it doesn't suit my needs consider I am a ASP.NET/C# web developer.

The same could be proven with Vista or Mac OS X or Windows 7.

No it can't, MacOSX works fundamentally different than Windows and Gnome. The menu/top bar (whatever it is called) is a control for all windows from the same program(more of less). In Gnome and Windows there the menu bar is part of each window of a program that is currently running.

you can configure gnome to behave that way with a global menubar.

AFAIK Windows 95 didn't have antialiazing of small fonts, 3D desktop nor subpixel hinting.

None of these enhance usability. They make it look nicer and add polish but they do not enhance usability.

so text that are easier to read does not improve usability?

I can turn off aero, cleartype, transparent windows etc on Windows 7 and it will still fundamentally work the same as Windows 7, it doesn't suddenly turn into Windows 95.

However if I remove all of that from Gnome, I am left with Windows 95 interface (if move some panels about).

not true at all.
Windows 7 still cannot do drag'n'drop properly.

Everything I use for Drag and Drop works properly, so in what way doesn't it work?

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