Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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RE: Hmm
by Lennie on Sun 9th May 2010 13:36 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

I and a colleague at work tried Windows 7, yes it's better then Windows Vista, but Windows XP and even Windows 2000 are still simpler to use.

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Exactly
by shotsman on Sun 9th May 2010 18:15 in reply to "RE: Hmm"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I haven't tried W7 but Server 2008 is driving me nuts. It is so frigging different from Server 2003 that stuff that used to work nicely no longer does. The bloody UAC gets in the way.
The forced policies get in the way.
Running it in a non AD environment is a real PITA.

I'm not a regular Ubuntu user either. Fedora & RHEL/CentOS is more my bag but from what I have seen om my friends use of it, they are not a million miles away from Kroc on this. Two have gone back to Debian already.

To be honest, I've just about given up on Linux for the desktop. All my servers (Apart from one running Server 2008) run Centos or Fedora. I decided I didn't want to 'tinker' with my desktop any longer so I took the plunge and bought a Mac Book Pro. AS someone who has been writing Software for nearly 40 years, it 'Just Works'. Ubuntu fails miserably on this for the way I work. OS-X wins hands round.

To summarise, IMHO, both W7 & Ubuntu are going in the wrong direction. W7 is getting far to complicated. Ubuntu is losing the plot. As the article say, there is no one leading the design. They need an equivalent to Jonathan Ive to lead them out of the mire they re getting into.

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