Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:22 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Register has posted a very unfavorable review of the new Ubuntu, focusing primarily on the new Unity Interface: "That's not to say there isn't much to love in Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity Interface being the primary news, but even for a beta this release is way too rough. Unity - regardless of what you think of it - isn't ready for prime time and it seems unlikely Canonical will iron out all its problems before the planned final release in April."
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Hands up...
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:51 UTC
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

...anyone who pays even remote attention to what The Register has to say on any topic.

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RE: Hands up...
by Alfman on Mon 4th Apr 2011 03:16 in reply to "Hands up..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

I'm curious why they're so disreputable here?

I don't object too much to their opinions or style.

One reason I've abandoned them is because I noticed them censoring more and more legitimate user discussions. Funny thing is that they never (or rarely) censored profanities, instead they were censoring posts containing criticisms of the register and its writers/articles.

While they're free to censor what they like, I decided that I don't want to participate in a board whose operators don't value freedom of speech.

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RE[2]: Hands up...
by burnttoys on Mon 4th Apr 2011 08:04 in reply to "RE: Hands up..."
burnttoys Member since:
2008-12-20

I'll field that...

I was a Reg reader for years until "Mad" Mike Magee walked/got fired etc. Then I read the Inq. TBH I don't pay much attention to either of them since Charlie left the Inq and my general attention span for internet "news" is waning thin...

Anyway, my problem with the Register is along the lines that I really don't think they give a damn about what they write these days (as long as it's just the right side of the "truth" that they don't get sued - and the days of investigative journalism and leaks at the Reg disappeared with Mike) and more about the way they write.

It just seems to be one giant experiment in trolling to drag in as many click throughs as possible... and the comments... g'z - most of those buggers need to take some serious happy medicine. Some examples would be any story involving Apple (which must include the word "messianic" at least 500 times), "Plucky" most be applied to any/all UK companies (because they're still lost in some bizarro WWII "underdog" world which hasn't existed since the 80's) etc etc etc...

Dunno, maybe it's just me but there overbearingly negative, sensationalist view on everything, whilst occasionally fun, really grinds after a while and I just want to read what's happening out there without feeling like I've been smacked round the face with a rolled up copy of The Sun.

You see, now I sound like one of the comments on the Reg!

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RE: Hands up...
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 4th Apr 2011 09:57 in reply to "Hands up..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

...anyone who pays even remote attention to what The Register has to say on any topic.

*raises hand*

I actually like The Register because they have the balls to slam companies and products when they deserve it. Not to mention, their writing style is amusing... I have a sense of humor, and I don't believe in kissing everyone's and every company's ass (no, I'm not a Christian... no "love everyone and respect everything" bullshit here).

It's refreshing since all the other sites and news reporters in general try to be politically correct, reviewing products and talking about companies in the most positive way, completely ignoring all faults as if they don't exist. This often leads to buying a product and realizing you just wasted money on a piece of shit, which is not cool.

Edited 2011-04-04 10:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Hands up...
by bitwelder on Tue 5th Apr 2011 06:40 in reply to "RE: Hands up..."
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27


I actually like The Register because they have the balls to slam companies and products when they deserve it.

...as it proves the fact their reporters have been banned from entering the Garden of the forbidden fruit :-P (which has them gain several reputation points from me)

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RE: Hands up...
by jwwf on Mon 4th Apr 2011 16:35 in reply to "Hands up..."
jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

...anyone who pays even remote attention to what The Register has to say on any topic.


I do. The Reg is a great source for high end computing news (Timothy Prickett Morgan, etc) while also being hilarious. What's not to like? As for accuracy and respectability, well, I remember reading more BS and hype in the "respectable" 1990s printed computing press than I've ever read on The Reg.

Haven't read The Inq in a while though. Thinking about The Inq back when I used to read it regularly (early 2000s) reminds me of Aces Hardware...now that was a great site, but those were simpler times ;)

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