Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 10:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I've been using Linux since 2000. I've yet to encounter any of these mysterious hardware problems that seem plague some people.


My example is quite easy to find.

Canonical developers replaced working Broadcom binary drivers from the LTS by FOSS drivers that were still immature and distributed them via Ubuntu update.

Many users were forced to live with unstable wireless drivers until they fixed everything a few months later.

For those with free time on their hands, there was the possibility to manually rollback the changes produced by the update.

Forum links can be provided on request.

I bet your'e one of those people who still claims that you need to use a soldering iron to install a memory stick on a PC.


And I bet you are one of those FOSS zealots.

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by gass on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
gass Member since:
2006-11-29

Ubuntu rocks ... we broke it? try in 6 months again.

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