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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by desentizised on Sun 9th May 2010 18:09 UTC
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Whats so wrong about this article (and i think has been said in some prior comments already) is that Linux or Ubuntu have never tried to be a perfect replacement for Windows.

Trying that would be selling it so far below its actual value. And the fact is that it absolutely is not a replacement for Windows. Especially not for the mass of windows users out there who wouldnt know how to find their way around a different platform.

What Ubuntu on the other hand is, is an OS with a rock stable foundation and everything else on top of it you could ask for. I still dont get if this article is trying to point out that Ubuntu 10.04 is worse than 9.10 or just that Windows 7 is a lot better than previous versions have been.

Either way i dont see any relevance for this to affect the image of Ubuntu which has achieved something in the last years no other free operating system has.

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