Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Nov 2008 15:02 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu One of those traditional "I'm a user of abc, trying out xyz" articles. This time, a Mac user tries Ubuntu 8.10, and concludes: "Linux has come a long way, but it's not totally ready for the mom and pop folks, in my opinion. In the two days of testing, with two occasions it refused to load the graphic drivers and I could not enjoy Compiz. I found a tutorial which taught me how to modify xorg.conf to load XGL (I suspect that messing with the resolution of the second screen might have overwritten the xorg.conf file). Even so, I'd say Ubuntu 8.10 is a fantastic operating system. I guess it may take a while to tweak an Ubuntu installation to perfection, especially for more demanding users. I will recommend Ubuntu to everyone who can't afford a Mac, are not into heavy media content creation or hard-core gaming."
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RE: Nice review
by Clinton on Sun 16th Nov 2008 16:25 UTC in reply to "Nice review"
Clinton
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2005-07-05

I think both operating systems are great. Both excel at certain things and both have their shortcomings.

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RE[2]: Nice review
by Morgan on Sun 16th Nov 2008 16:34 in reply to "RE: Nice review"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Came here to say that. I've enjoyed using Unix-based operating systems since I first tried Red Hat back around 2001. For Linux, I prefer Slackware mostly because it just simply works, though these days Ubuntu makes it very easy to set up and maintain a box.

For the most part though, I'm sticking with OS X. It's just a better fit for my workflow and it still has the Unix underpinnings I need. The only thing I'd need Windows for these days is gaming, and I rarely have time for that. I find myself more entertained by the occasional Flash-based strategy game than any of the shooters or MMOs out there today.

I'm still going to use some form of Linux on the lone x86 machine in the household -- it's for the kids -- but my main computer is my Mac mini and my fiancee loves her PowerBook G3, so we'll remain a Mac household as long as we can afford used Apple computers.

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RE[3]: Nice review
by Liquidator on Mon 17th Nov 2008 06:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice review"
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2007-03-04

Now, with the Mac Mini, almost anyone can choose between a Mac and a traditional PC.

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