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winmacguy
13-09-2007, 08:53 PM
This column is written for mainstream, nontechie users of digital technology. These folks aren’t necessarily novices, and they aren’t afraid of computers. They also aren’t stupid. They simply want their digital products to operate as promised, with as little maintenance and hassle as possible.
So, I have steered away from recommending Linux, the free computer operating system that is the darling of many techies and IT managers, and a challenger to Microsoft’s dominant Windows and Apple’s resurgent Macintosh operating system, OS X. Linux, which runs on the same hardware as Windows, has always required much more technical expertise and a yen for tinkering than average users possess
http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20070913/linuxs-free-system-is-now-easier-to-use-but-not-for-everyone/


To summarize his comments; Ubuntu Linux which he reviewed is ok for tech minded users but probably still a bit rough around the edges for your average competant home computer user.

Myth
13-09-2007, 09:27 PM
To summarize his comments; Ubuntu Linux which he reviewed is ok for tech minded users but probably still a bit rough around the edges for your average competant home computer user.Wow ... incredible. You actually managed to come up with a summary that has been expressed countless times before on this forum. Let me summarise your comment.... completely useless, predictable, and pathetic (and no, I don't mind taking another ban)

beeswax34
13-09-2007, 09:41 PM
Wow ... incredible. You actually managed to come up with a summary that has been expressed countless times before on this forum. Let me summarise your comment.... completely useless, predictable, and pathetic (and no, I don't mind taking another ban)

You sir, are awesome!!!:thumbs:

Sherman
13-09-2007, 10:30 PM
To summarize his comments; Ubuntu Linux which he reviewed is ok for tech minded users but probably still a bit rough around the edges for your average competant home computer user.

I agree with that.
For new users, I would recommend PCLinuxOS 2007, which has incredibly easy hardware setup (ALL gui based). It also has MP3, Java and flash support OTB