Why Ubuntu is not ready for prime time

Yusuf Abdulla Shunan shunan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 20:38:41 UTC 2009


I think most people are missing the point, how many Windows users know
even to format their system and re-install? My guess is less than 20%.
As far as general users are concerned it is about, getting things done
and stop at that. These kind of technical issues and specific setups
that you are talking about are not the reason why Ubuntu is not yet
used widely. It all comes down to marketing...

1. Who will market or sell a product to a client or customer that is free?
2. The idea that Windows is the prettier one! :) (I mean even we all
do pretty much the same thing on bed but we all long for the prettier
ones! :))

Once these prejudices and marketing is taken care of, I think
everything else will fall to the right places by default.

Just my 2 cents

Warm Regards

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 1:12 AM, George Farris<farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca> wrote:
> Here is another reason.
> The documentation is lacking, big gaps and holes in it.  Take a look at
> help.ubuntu.com and lets just choose something at random.
> Try find a clear, concise example of how to configure multiple public
> facing IP addresses/ethernet boards in 9.04 KVM.  Not there.
> Want another example, go again to the server docs and try and find where
> it talks about mapping an ethernet device (ethx) to a specific NIC, nope
> not there.
> There are all sorts of holes like this all over "official" Ubuntu
> documentation.  Really the docs have got to get a whole lot better to
> make this happen.  There is lots of information, half of it not relevant
> to the current version etc, etc.
> I really like Ubuntu but I struggle to find how to do some simple things
> at times,  I've been using Linux for many years and if I have problems,
> you can imagine how new users must feel.
> Documentation AND examples are one of the most important things there
> is.
> Cheers
> George
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