Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Sep 2007 08:14 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Reader
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "My verdict: Even in the relatively slick Ubuntu variation, Linux is still too rough around the edges for the vast majority of computer users", says Mossberg. Among others, he complains about one of the things I did too when I was writing my stream of Ubuntu reviews back in Spring.
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RE[2]: imperfection
by risbac on Thu 13th Sep 2007 10:49 UTC in reply to "RE: imperfection"
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Price does factor. The fact that it's bundled doesn't mean you don't pay it. If for the same configuration, the computer with Ubuntu is 50$ less, it can be a criteria. Plus the fact that to upgrade to the next version of the OS, you don't pay.

Freedom does factor. I hear users of Windows complaining about the potential intrusion in their private life. Quite simply, they don't trust the OS. Minority yes, but that's a factor for some customers for sure.

The DVD problem is quite troublesome though. But what I think will happen is that Dell or Ubuntu will find an agreement with Cyberlink to have a version of PowerDVD installed on Ubuntu on Dell machines in a near future. That's more or less mandatory for US machines for instance. But currently, that's for sure a real problem.

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