Good article exploder, sad for Linux but Ubuntu is not helping.
exploder wrote:Good article exploder, sad for Linux but Ubuntu is not helping.
Too many people think that Ubuntu is Linux and it has become a poor representation. I hate seeing Ubuntu this and Ubuntu that plastered all over Linux sites when I know how crappy the hardware support is and they NEVER fix anything in their releases. I am sure that I am not the only one that is fed up with hoping that the next release will solve their hardware problems, because it won't.... Who dreams up the goals for Ubuntu releases? Shouldn't the first goal be that the darn thing runs on the average computer users hardware? Let's face it Ubuntu 10.04 has issues with Intel, ATI and NVidea graphics and this is an LTS release?
Could application updates make the system any worse than it is to start with? Come on, black screens at start up, compiz not enabling, are common problems we are seeing over and over again. Ubuntu can come up with a new software center but they can't make the system run right so people can use it! All the pretty little apps are not getting the system running. Would a Windows user want to re-install Windows every six months to be up to date on applications? Of course they wouldn't, so why would they switch to Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is fine if you want to spend all your time trying to work around all of the bugs and regressions but new users are not going to go to these lengths. PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE uses the approach better suited for getting people to choose Linux. If Ubuntu or anyone else for that matter used the same approach with a Debian base then Linux could advance in the main stream market.
Although I do not hold PCLinuxOS in as high a regard as you do,
As I recall, the Linux PCs cost the same (or more) than the Windows PCs. I think that contributed.
exploder wrote:As I recall, the Linux PCs cost the same (or more) than the Windows PCs. I think that contributed.
Why would cost be a factor if the product is supposed to be better? If the cost is equal wouldn't you base your purchase on which is the better product? I have always thought it was a bad idea to sell cheap Linux PCs, a computer built with good hardware and a solid Linux distribution would sell.
exploder wrote:Dell can not realistically provide support for Ubuntu based systems because Canonical does not support their releases the way they should. Cost is not where the problems lie, it's support.
You mention PCLOS. To me PCLOS and Linux Mint are the two best distros available. (but that's just my oppinion) The reason is because Texstar and Clem both care deeply about the quality of their products.
BubbaBlues wrote:Ubuntu? We don't need no stinking Ubuntu! I hear ya. Mint has always improved on what Ubuntu had and has always been better but you can only do so much with what you have to work with. Maybe it's time to stop cleaning up Ubuntu's messes. Actually I'm a Mint KDE man, but don't even get me started on Kubuntu.
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