Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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Open Source Reminds Me of Microsoft Vista?
by JoeNerd on Sat 30th Apr 2011 11:55 UTC
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I can see the challenges, from devices that are 480x800 phones, to big screen monitors, people should learn from Microsoft.

Vista changed the way you navigate your files, and new desktops change the way you navigate your applications (which are files). The fastest way to get your customers running to the competition is to what?

Changing default programs and getting lumped into community preferences seems to be an issue, and netstat pops up some interesting information with no explanations out of a default installation?

Microsoft gives you a core system you build on, yet Linux users want to use the Microsoft name like a four letter word, and yet, if you install a community installation package operating system, you might have to tear down an installation to get what you want, or just need it to do, because 5000 applications might be installed, you just have to figure out which ones, and which ones you can remove without breaking the system?

That is not operating system basics taught in school, it is not modular?

This is a general rant, not a review of a singular operating system. Major installations allow modular selection of programs during the install process, although not all, and some are not as intuitive as Open Suse with its option to select all or no packages at any level?

I am not forced to live with an operating system, I use what works, what is dependable, and what I can back up without wondering if they are going to change the navigation and file systems (which changes the way we back things up)?

Changing a desktop sometimes has a lot more impact than we like to admit? I was fairly comfortable with Ubunutu 9.01. I actually thought Suse 1.4 was corrupted because of the desktop background was all mashed up after I installed it, and then wiped the disk.

Time will tell is these operating systems will be useful or not, I think it is clear why they are not adopted at a wider level?

Otherwise Linux will remain the domain of people that use IDE platforms to program stuff....?

Have a nice day.

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