Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE: n/t
by Soulbender on Sun 15th Jul 2012 04:58 UTC in reply to "n/t"
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I still think this site should be renamed to

There are also:
* too many Ubuntu articles
* too many Apple articles
* too many BeOS articles
* etc etc

So I guess we have to call it, uhm, osnews....

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RE[2]: n/t
by shotsman on Sun 15th Jul 2012 14:55 in reply to "RE: n/t"
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There are far too many Ubuntu articles.
Ubuntu is not the be all and end all of Linux distros despite what many fanbois would have us believe.

A little more balanced Linux reporting would not go amiss.

Sadly this problem is not confined to this site. Even many dead tree publications seem to think that Ubuntu is the only Linux distro worth talking about.

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RE[3]: n/t
by PieterGen on Sun 15th Jul 2012 19:31 in reply to "RE[2]: n/t"
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If people think Ubuntu is the only Linux, that would be a shame. I am typing this on a Crunchbang machine. Next to it is an older laptop on which I am installing Salix at this very moment :-) My "fast" laptop runs Crunchbang as well, but will be switched over to Arch. My old netbook runs on Ubuntu, but the newer Ubuntus are too fat for this machine. Think I'll replace it with a non-linux: Haiku. Or else, staying in the linux family: PuppyLinux. To me, the essence of Linux is diversity ;)

Edit - To go back to topic, a great thing about the linux world is also the diversity and choice in desktops and window managers. YOU, as the USER, decide how your computer looks and behaves. Why should some corporation decide how your personal computer should look like?

Edited 2012-07-15 19:41 UTC

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RE[3]: n/t
by ze_jerkface on Mon 16th Jul 2012 05:28 in reply to "RE[2]: n/t"
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What should they report on? Not a lot of Linux news lately that isn't related to Android.

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RE[3]: n/t
by zima on Wed 18th Jul 2012 19:12 in reply to "RE[2]: n/t"
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There are far too many Ubuntu articles.
Ubuntu is not the be all and end all of Linux distros despite what many fanbois would have us believe.

Considering Ubuntu has most likely close to half of desktop Linux users ( ), of course it will have a lot more groupies than most distros - yes, there are many of them, what is reflected in the news, and balanced in this sense.

(but you can always submit news about your favourite distros, I imagine; or even somehow make them more newsworthy)

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