Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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premature
by kristoph on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:13 UTC
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2006-01-01

I think this assessment is premature. Ubuntu, although the most integrated offering on Linux, remains 'not quite done'. In that sense, any number of Linux distribution derivatives could become dominant in its place.

Moreover, as we can see from the EEPC, OLPC, Everex gPC, hardware vendors shipping popular hardware are actually trending towards custom solution rather than comprehensive offerings like Ubuntu (none of the above is even a derivative of Ubuntu).
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RE: premature
by superstoned on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:16 in reply to "premature"
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2005-07-07

the EEPC just uses Xandros with a small custom gui, nothing special... OLPC is indeed special, but that Everex, it seems to use some KDE based distribution (judging the site screenshots), not sure it's anything special...

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RE: premature
by aitvo on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:08 in reply to "premature"
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2006-09-03

gPC is based on Ubuntu.

http://www.thinkgos.com/technology.html

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RE: premature
by lemur2 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:09 in reply to "premature"
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2007-02-17

Moreover, as we can see from the EEPC, OLPC, Everex gPC, hardware vendors shipping popular hardware are actually trending towards custom solution rather than comprehensive offerings like Ubuntu (none of the above is even a derivative of Ubuntu).


The Everex gPC uses gOS.
http://www.thinkgos.com/

gOS is a derivative of Ubuntu 7.10, but it uses Enlightenment 17 rather than GNOME as the desktop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOS_(Linux_distribution)

EeePC uses Xandros, which in turn is Debian-based. I believe that there is a "hack" somewhere to run Ubuntu on EeePC.
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewforum.php?id=15

Edited 2007-12-04 23:10

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