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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RE[4]: Give it some time
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Give it some time"
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2006-09-01

Canonical broke the vesa framebuffer in 7.10. Luckily I'm not the first one to have noticed this, so there was a thread about it in the forums. I'm starting to get the impression that Canonical doesn't build on releases. They seem to start out at square zero then see how far they can get on each release.

Reviews (even OSNews reviews) don't talk about them either, even though one is a showstopper (scim) for many people, and one a serious issue (wacom).


I don't think many reviewers live with the system for a long time. I suspect that most of them just install a OS under a VM, like VMware or VirtualBox, then write a review after playing with it for five minutes.

I think tech-journalism needs to have more long term reviews of OSes. Living with them day in and out on real hardware brings up a lot more faults. The high level fly-bys that pass as in dept reviews are just crap, and they do nothing for those of use who actually want to further our understanding of the OS.

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