Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 30th Mar 2012 20:33 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Two years ago, Linux guru Caitlyn Martin argued that "Ubuntu is a Poor Standard Bearer for Linux" due to reliability issues. She said that "Other distributions have problematic releases but other major distributions do not have significant problems in nearly every release. Ubuntu does." In her follow-up piece "How Canonical Can Do Ubuntu Right: It Isn't a Technical Problem," she explained how "...the problem I am describing is probably rooted in policy or business decisions that have been made..." and she offered specific ideas on how Canoncial could address the situation. Are these criticisms valid today? Does Ubuntu offer good reliability? Does it deserve its mindshare as the representative of PC Linux?
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Ubuntu works great for me
by mantrik00 on Sat 31st Mar 2012 01:03 UTC
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I have been using Ubuntu at home and Windows at office. Since, gradually, I'm shifting to cloud based apps, especially Google Apps, I use it mostly for accessing the internet with the Chrome browser. The combination is definitely faster than Windows and more stable. As a Windows user it was fairly easy for me to switch to Ubuntu since it is almost as user friendly as Windows with the added benefit of security.

This kind jealous rants from esoteric users of Linux can be ignored by vast majority of users. My suggestion to the people who come up with self inflicting blows is to "add more wood behind fewer arrows" and stop the infighting. Making Linux more popular should be their greater goal.

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