Seen on Zdnet: "Will the latest Ubuntu distro finally provide a mainstream Windows alternative?"

Florian Diesch diesch at
Sat Apr 21 19:59:42 BST 2007

Jan Claeys <lists at> wrote:

> Op dinsdag 17-04-2007 om 12:11 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Scott:
>> Why is the media always so extreamly critical of Linux?  If these 
>> writers used the same critical views with Windows it would not even
>> seem viable to be used on a computer, any computer.
>> It is because of people like this I would have been using Linux a
>> decade ago , not only two years ago.  I can still remember what I
>> expected when I first used Linux, I was expecting a basic Unix command
>> line. 
> That's basically what you would have got, a decade ago...  ;-)

No, in 1997 you got X with a bunch of window managers to choose
from. But the installation was a bit more difficult than today...


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