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[2]: Worthless
by thebluesgnr on Sun 9th May 2010 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Worthless"
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The premise of this article is that Windows 7 is a perfect OS for everyone and therefore Ubuntu doesn't matter.

I personally find that a little ridiculous.

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RE[3]: Worthless
by Kroc on Sun 9th May 2010 22:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Worthless"
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No, the premise is that Windows 7 isn’t Windows XP, so what reasons do people have to remove that and put on Ubuntu? He’s acknowledging that Ubuntu’s competition has become tougher than it once was before.

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RE[4]: Worthless
by tylerdurden on Sun 9th May 2010 23:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Worthless"
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I don't find it that impressive that it took Microsoft decades, and a ton of releases each of them costing a pretty penny, to get their flagship mass market OS "right."

ubunutu is free. It costs nada, zero, zilch. It is far from perfect, that is for sure. But I find it far more impressive that someone can put out a free alternative, which can suit the needs of a lot of people.

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