Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[6]: I'm in the minority but
by kwan_e on Mon 24th Jun 2013 10:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'm in the minority but"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

I've haven't had to install a driver with Windows unless I was swapping in a new graphics card.

Windows pretty much just grabs hold of the appropriate driver off the net now in seconds.


Unless that required driver is an ethernet driver, which is amazingly what I had to do when I reinstalled Windows 7 on this current laptop.

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RE[7]: I'm in the minority but
by phoenix on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:16 in reply to "RE[6]: I'm in the minority but"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And, if it's an nVidia networking chipset, odds are that Windows Update will install a broken update. ;) nForce chipsets at work can't be updated to the latest nVidia nForce chipset available in Windows Update for this reason.

Broken drivers on updates are not limited to Linux.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes all these very specific edge cases do happen but in the are quite rare.

Look software always is going to have bugs or points where it doesn't work ... the point is that it works in the majority of circumstances correctly.

I could point out where this and that isn't perfect on every OS. It pointless and doesn't really prove anything except you are being pedantic.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?565695

Sorry but I think this as an exception to the rule.

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RE[8]: I'm in the minority but
by kwan_e on Wed 26th Jun 2013 23:24 in reply to "RE[7]: I'm in the minority but"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?565695

Sorry but I think this as an exception to the rule.


And the rule is most people buy the computer with the OS preinstalled, which hides a lot of these problems. Hence why I only found out when I had to reinstall.

What are the real figures when we compare like with like?

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