Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[6]: lethal upgrade
by strcpy on Fri 7th May 2010 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: lethal upgrade"
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20

It is crystal clear to me which of these OS systems is better for use on the desktop for average people, and unequivocally it isn't Windows.


Just keep that tiring Linux advocacy going and the world will care. Right.

Remember to put some M-dollar-signs there to make it more convincing.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by darknexus on Fri 7th May 2010 09:11 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Ah, here we go with the Linux v. Windows debates again. *Sigh*. Are you people that insecure that you can't just use what os works for you but have to argue the same old tired lines back and forth? The funny thing is that, of late, the Windows people seem to be getting more into it than the Linux people. I can remember a time not so long ago when it was the other way around. Amusing.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by lemur2 on Fri 7th May 2010 10:12 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

" It is crystal clear to me which of these OS systems is better for use on the desktop for average people, and unequivocally it isn't Windows.


Just keep that tiring Linux advocacy going and the world will care. Right.

Remember to put some M-dollar-signs there to make it more convincing.
"

This, people will notice, has absolutely nothing to do with the point. A blatant attempt at deflection, nothing more.

The point being that the "desktop experience" with Ubuntu was vastly superior to that with Windows, in every way. Installing the OS, booting it, running it, updating it, upgrading it, keeping it free of malware, keeping it free of nags and from ads begging for your money, keeping it tidy and running smoothly, adding functionality ... whatever you name, the experience is better with a good Linux distribution.

BTW, as far as updates goes ... here in Australia, ISPs like to charge a fortune for bandwidth. This is offset somewhat by ISPs offering local mirrors for some files which do not count towards bandwidth usage. My own ISP is Internode, and this is their "unmetered" mirror site:

http://mirror.internode.on.net/
http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/

There is a choice of twenty or so Linux distributions mirrored here, so one can choose from any of those and updates can be downloaded "unmetered".

There is no mirror, however, you will notice, for "Windows Updates". These have to be downloaded from a Microsoft server.

In Australia, if you have a low data cap, such as for a mobile broadband USB modem for example, you simply cannot afford to keep that Windows system updated. It would cost you a fortune in Internet bandwidth fees.

Once again, the experience with Linux is vastly superior.

Edited 2010-05-07 10:19 UTC

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RE[8]: lethal upgrade
by talaf on Fri 7th May 2010 11:03 in reply to "RE[7]: lethal upgrade"
talaf Member since:
2008-11-19

What a load of utter crap you're throwing, again. You very well know the only reason that you were forced to follow this excuse of a procedure isn't because of Windows, nor drivers per-say, but because the crapware coming with the printer has to be installed before. Blame the real culprit, the printer manufacturer that cannot create a good driver without useless bloatware (windows printing management is fine and has been for like 10 years). I'm positive you knew that as well, you just couldn't resist some easy windows bashing could you? ;)

What's also fun is that you're very prone to discard anecdotes from other people about bad experiences on Linux, and yet still you jump on this bandwagon when you have one with windows ;) How ironic! I'm not even mentioning the blatant lies about how you had to "reboot 20+ times" to upgrade w/e windows version you were installing. Iirc it rebooted once when I installed windows 7, and I maybe had to do another one or 2 to _update_ graphic and various drivers.

Also, your "upgrade" protocol is easy to understand for computer geeks, but not the average user, face it. Fact is, anyone literate enough about computers to manage that upgrade protocol probably knows how to maintain windows installs clean. It's actually easy, don't install the random crap thrown at you, especially on borderline websites! You should try it. 9 months after 7, computer still boots as fast as it did, goes to and back from sleeps in mere seconds (and the "lag" is most likely due to my dual screen settings changing between my docks).

Ubuntu 10.04 is a fantastic release, and it does not need fanboism such as yours to get the place it deserves in the OS world. I honestly think Linux is readily usable for (most) desktops now. Steam and games like HoN coming along will only cater faster adoptions, but it does not condone blind and useless misinformation.

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RE[7]: lethal upgrade
by nt_jerkface on Fri 7th May 2010 14:17 in reply to "RE[6]: lethal upgrade"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Remember to put some M-dollar-signs there to make it more convincing.


Don't forget to add condescending remarks and anecdotal stories involving relatives. They should be mixed in with a few disingenuous statements for maximum effect.

But rule #1 when it comes to Linux advocacy is to never admit that an area needs work.

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