Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:15 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 12.10 has been released, sporting the rather... Interesting tagline 'Avoid the pain of Windows 8'. Two main features are that websites can now be treated as actual applications, integrating them into Unity. The divide between local and online content when searching has also been softened, which, they claim, makes it easier to find what you're looking for. On the server side, it includes the Folsom release of OpenStack, "Cinder, for block storage and Quantum, a virtual networking API. Ubuntu's Metal-as-a-Service bare-metal provisioning tool has been updated and now supports Calxeda hyperscale hardware based on ARM".
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RE[10]: ...
by WereCatf on Sat 20th Oct 2012 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

but in my accounting I will count: Digikam+Krita


Picasa+Krita for Windows ( http://krita.org/item/115-krita-on-windows-the-next-step )

Cantor+Octave


Cantor: http://windows.kde.org/
Octave: https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html

I will count nothing vs McAfee


Why McAfee?

I will count Calligra Flow and Kexi


Plenty of alternatives to choose from at http://alternativeto.net/software/kivio/?platform=windows and http://alternativeto.net/software/kexi/?platform=windows

You see, you're still talking out of your arse here. Most of the stuff you mentioned is actually available for Windows, too, and the ones that aren't available yet have perfectly functional free alternatives. But no, you still keep insisting that only the paid-for ones are useable on Windows.

I will still end up paying far less than you for my best-of-breed desktop experience


Hardly. I haven't had to buy any of the apps I use, only the games, and those I would have to pay for even under Linux. I'm actually perfectly happy using free software under Windows. The only thing I haven't found a good, free alternative for is Gparted, but luckily that is easy to solve by booting Gparted from USB when I need it, or run it from a VM.

and saving myself a huge amount of my time in its update, maintenance and upgrade.


Again, hardly. I see no difference between installing updates on Windows and installing updates on my Linux-installations, and there is no maintenance to do on either OS.

Many, but by no means all, of the best-of-breed desktop software for Linux that I use happens to run on Linux only.


..or so you'd like to be able to claim.

My point stands ... I can still get a great set of best-of-breed Linux desktop applications, and a machine to run them on, for half the cost and one tenth of the trouble and my time consumed, than I can get a similar set of the same quality and capability, and run with the same security on Windows running on the exact same hardware.


Not even nearly true.

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RE[11]: ...
by lucas_maximus on Sun 21st Oct 2012 16:55 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Werecaft ... it too one obvious troll comment of mine to start this off ... Lemur2 does this all the time.

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