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: Give it some time
by aitvo on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:02 UTC in reply to "Give it some time"
aitvo
Member since:
2006-09-03

"Non-tech people should *never* have to see command-line. "

Nor should they have to use regedit, or know things like sysoc.inf to remove stuff like windows messenger from their desktops, but they need to.

No, installing MORE software to tweak their computers isn't right either because it requires knowing basic troubleshooting which they shouldn't have to know either.

Wait, to use Windows they DO need to know that.

If they don't they pay service fees to folks that do.

No matter what the OS is there is always a need to get under the hood. To discredit an OS for providing flexibility is silly.

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RE[2]: Give it some time
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 6th Dec 2007 18:38 in reply to "RE: Give it some time"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

No matter what the OS is there is always a need to get under the hood. To discredit an OS for providing flexibility is silly.


There's a difference between providing flexibility and requiring specialized technical knowledge from non-technical users in order to accomplish something that *should* be simple.

As you pointed out, Windows has plenty of problems in that department too - but that doesn't negate the areas where Ubuntu and other distos need improvement. Windows isn't really a great metric to use in terms of usability - it doesn't set the bar terribly high.

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RE[3]: Give it some time
by aitvo on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Give it some time"
aitvo Member since:
2006-09-03

I wasn't trying to imply that it doesn't need to improve, only that there will always be value in having the capability available.

Sometimes it's the easiest, and fastest way to accomplish something in any OS. That was the point I was trying to make. :-D

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