Which Linux Distro Is Fairest Of Them All? Ubuntu, Survey Says
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:59 PM
But I do agree, Ubuntu is really nice. I've stuck with 11.10 ever since it came out, and I've never had to reinstall it.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
Yes, yes, that's a little rude but I think it's fair. I get Linux as a cost-reduced server alternative but I sure don't get the appeal of Linux on the desktop unless trouble-shooting and CLI is what turns you on.
Somebody explain it to me.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
Though I find the UI too simplistic, the Joli OS is a great distro to use on older hardware or for users that are very computer illiterate.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:59 PM
If, in the unlikely event, 12.04 offers the option to disable Unity and return to the classic GUI, then I'll upgrade to 12.04, else I'll either switch to Mint or give Arch a try.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:11 AM
I think the general concept is as an alternative to Microsoft Windows.
I currently use Ubuntu 11.04 (with Unity disabled) and you're correct in that it's easy and simplistic. But that's the point. People who don't want to shell out $100 or more for the new Windows distro (and all the bugs that come with it) are looking for a viable alternative. Ubuntu (and, from what I've seen, Mint) are that alternative. The fact that you don't need any real Linux programming knowledge to effectively run Ubuntu *IS* the major attraction to it. It's a very user friendly OS and the Ubuntu Software Center makes it easy to find nearly any program you like without having to dig through web search after web search.
Ubuntu's (and Linux distros in general) Achilles heel is that they won't play off the shelf games or major MMO's natively and WINE won't always do the job well enough.
Personally, if Activision, Electronic Arts, et al, programmed their games to be Linux compatible, you'd see windows market share dissappear virtually overnight.
Remember, the main point for a desktop OS is to allow the user to interface with the applications they want/need to use without having to worry about the OS itself. The OS should be effectively invisible to the end user.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:31 AM
I also use Win 7, but it's the least efficient of the three for me (though not bad overall).
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:37 AM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:56 AM
I don't want to use some other software, I need to use Photoshop, etc..
Until that happens, it really doesn't matter how good Linux gets.