Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE: What?
by NxStY on Sat 17th Mar 2007 12:40 UTC in reply to "What?"
NxStY
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2005-11-12

I have some relatives that have absolutely no clue about computers. I can't remember how many times I've had to get over there to fix their computer, git rid of some virus/spyware/adware, update windows, fix some problem or even reinstall. That was until last time when I just installed ubuntu instead and they've been quiet since.

Yes, windows is more difficult than modern Linux distributions simply because there is so much maintance work. Especially since you also have to deal with antivirus, firewalls etc. Ubuntu basically handles itself.

And for the drivers, since most drivers are open source you get tyhem with the distribution rather than having to use a bunch of CDs from the vendors. Kind of difficult for a person who doesn't even know what a driver is.

If it wasn't for the not perfect hardware support and problems with proprietary drivers and codecs, that might require manual tweaking, Windows wouldn't have any usability advantages over Linux. And at least the later problem is already solved in feisty.

Edited 2007-03-17 12:43

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