Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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Ubuntu vs MacOSX
by stanbr on Tue 31st May 2011 00:04 UTC
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I used to use Ubuntu as my desktop OS. Nowadays, I only use it at work, as a java developer. I do love open source nature, but Apple makes some REALLY cool applications that I like a lot. Yeah, I may be selling my soul, but I finally can edit a freaking video easily and without bugs ("it just works!"), I can record my sounds with amazing guitar/bass/drum/voice effects using Garage Band and Logic and I still can use every single softwares I used to use under Ubuntu. It is just the best of both worlds. Yeah, I do spend more money than I used. But guess what? I don't care. If I have to pay a few bucks for a decent software, I will (happily) do so.

Oh, yes, I do know Ubuntu Studio. And it does not (to me) substitute Logic nor iMovie.

Cya! And have fun.

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RE: Ubuntu vs MacOSX
by Luminair on Tue 31st May 2011 10:30 in reply to "Ubuntu vs MacOSX"
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that is exactly it, isn't it. the extra quality is worth the extra cost.

ubuntu can't get any cheaper, so they've got to increase the quality significantly to gain share.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu vs MacOSX
by Lennie on Tue 31st May 2011 13:29 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu vs MacOSX"
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Logic Studio and Garage Band are not part of the Mac OS X and have to be bought seperately.

I don't know anything about that field to know if there are other commercial applications available which do the same on Ubuntu or run fine in WINE or whatever.

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