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Old 03-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Ubuntu 10.4 beta is bloody brilliant


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"Iíve been playing with the Ubuntu 10.4 beta for the past two days, and itís bloody brilliant. Youíre sick of hearing it, I know. Every Ubuntu release sends fanboys scrambling for the same, old script Ė the one where Ubuntu cracks the mainstream, crushes Windows and convinces the ignorant public that open source can cure cancer and inspire world peace."

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Old 03-27-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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Is 2010 finally the year of the Linux Desktop?
 
Old 03-27-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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Is 2010 finally the year of the Linux Desktop?
I've had a Linux desktop for ~10 years now... what am I missing here?
 
Old 03-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop..._Desktop_Linux
 
Old 03-27-2010, 09:23 PM   #5
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Being entirely objective:

I think the focus/intent of the article, and the new *buntu's (and yes I read the thing and ALL the comments) is basically something like:

"Can this *buntu release be a drop-in replacement for Windows, with at least the same or better spectrum of out-of-the-box functionality & usability, that an experienced Windows user expects."

NOTE: I suppose I am making the comparison of "a DIY Ubuntu install" to "an OEM Win install" -- because many people (myself included) have found that an OEM Win install is often more ready-to-go out of the box, than a DIY Win install is.


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Old 03-27-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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Being entirely objective:

I think the focus/intent of the article, and the new *buntu's (and yes I read the thing and ALL the comments) is basically something like:

"Can this *buntu release be a drop-in replacement for Windows, with at least the same or better spectrum of out-of-the-box functionality & usability, that an experienced Windows user expects."

NOTE: I suppose I am making the comparison of "a DIY Ubuntu install" to "an OEM Win install" -- because many people (myself included) have found that an OEM Win install is often more ready-to-go out of the box, than a DIY Win install is.


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Being entirely subjective:

I was just mocking those funny annual predictions.
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OEM Win install is often more ready-to-go out of the box, than a DIY Win install is.
Yes, I'd even say that it's TOO ready-to-go. I've recently had two encounters with OEM windows installations: one on my new netbook and one on a client's new desktop computer. The number of pre-installed useless programs is just unbelievable now.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 08:48 AM   #7
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Whenever you first installed Linux was "The Year Of The Linux Desktop" for you. In my case it was early 2005. So this year is 5 LD.
 
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Whenever you first installed Linux was "The Year Of The Linux Desktop" for you.
I like that!
 
  


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