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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RE[3]: Yeah right
by Halo on Tue 31st May 2011 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah right"
Halo
Member since:
2009-02-10

Because? Is it because it is not Outlook? Long ago when everyone and his dog was using Windows and Outlook Express at home then everyone hated this bloated IBM Lotus Notes.

That's not how I remember it.

Rather, there was a time when everyone was using Lotus Notes. Notes, however, was a notorious UI nightmare (see http://bible2.net/content/_media/download/apps/notes/screenshotr7.j...). That's a major reason why Microsoft managed to gain marketshare: Outlook's interface was much more intuitive and sane compred to the Notes UI disaster.

Recent versions of Lotus Notes are supposed to be much better, but let's not rewrite history.

Edited 2011-05-31 18:28 UTC

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RE[4]: Yeah right
by SteveB on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah right"
SteveB Member since:
2005-07-10

Recent versions of Lotus Notes are supposed to be much better, but let's not rewrite history.

Recent versions of Lotus Notes are much better.

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