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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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RE: Comment by Auzy
by WorknMan on Fri 15th Mar 2013 22:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Auzy"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

And they need to stop integrating garbage like Unity, which clearly needs more work to improve performance, otherwise, people generalise and think Linux is garbage in general.


That's because Linux IS garbage in general. If you try out a flavor of Linux and have a miserable experience, there'll be at least 20 people to tell you that you were using the wrong distro. That's because there is no 'right' distro, which is a big reason why it sucks.

You will probably have to try at least 3 or 4 before you find one that really works for you, and the big problem with that is that most people aren't in high school anymore, and don't have time for that shit. So these distro makers need to find a way to come together and work out their differences to create ONE solid, kick-ass distro for the masses. Sure, that does eliminate a lot of choice, but we see how well having lots of choices has worked out for desktop Linux so far. I'm sure we all know the definition of insanity ...

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RE[2]: Comment by Auzy
by NuxRo on Fri 15th Mar 2013 23:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Auzy"
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2010-09-25

Linux is excellent in general. Depends what you want to do with it.
For me Windows is garbage and OSX even more so.

Distros will not come together, the great thing about Linux (and distros) is that it allows people make them be, or at least try whatever they want. This means there will be a lot of versions as people try to scratch their own needs, satisfy their own egos and so on.

Do you honestly think that had OSX been open source we wouldn't have had by now a good number of forks and variants? Same goes for Windows.

Get serious.

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RE[3]: Comment by Auzy
by WorknMan on Fri 15th Mar 2013 23:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Auzy"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Distros will not come together, the great thing about Linux (and distros) is that it allows people make them be, or at least try whatever they want. This means there will be a lot of versions as people try to scratch their own needs, satisfy their own egos and so on.


Well hey, that's fine. I mean, if you guys are happy with the 1%+ marketshare you currently enjoy, more power to you.

That being the case though, why are so many people bitching about Ubuntu fragmenting 'the community'? Aren't they just doing what FOSS does? Forking the shit out of everything and/or re-inventing the wheel?

It seems there are two camps in the FOSS world - those who want less fragmentation in favor of more marketshare, and those who are happy with the way things are.

Make no mistake about it though - Linux on the desktop is never going to take off as long as the fragmentation continues. That may not be a bad thing, depending on your perspective... I'm just sayin' ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Auzy
by Soulbender on Sat 16th Mar 2013 04:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by Auzy"
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2005-08-18

You will probably have to try at least 3 or 4 before you find one that really works for you,


I've been trying Windows since 3.11 and it still doesn't work for me.

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RE[3]: Comment by Auzy
by WorknMan on Sat 16th Mar 2013 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Auzy"
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2005-11-13

I've been trying Windows since 3.11 and it still doesn't work for me.


Great. So, what's your point? Not like I'm a Windows fanboy... I don't give a shit what you use ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by Auzy
by siride on Sat 16th Mar 2013 04:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Auzy"
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2006-01-02

Windows 7 works fine here and it now has very little in common with Windows 3.1 except vaguely in the API and not at all in the implementation. What are your problems, specifically? Or are you just trying to make a lame joke that ignores the fact that Windows actually works for a lot of people just fine, including power users, programmers and other techies?

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RE[2]: Comment by Auzy
by zcal on Sat 16th Mar 2013 22:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by Auzy"
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2012-07-27

That's because there is no 'right' distro, which is a big reason why it sucks.

As long as we're treating subjective topics objectively:

Your opinions are wrong.

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