[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share

bert07 marien.bert at telenet.be
Thu Apr 8 14:10:11 UTC 2010

Okay. I agree that Vista was a huge mistake of Microsoft. Win 7 is (good 
fo us) better.

I use several flavours of Linux and I do like it very much. Personally I 
prefer Gnome.

Though in the early years there were many problems according hardware, 
these issues are mostly (not all) solved.
The Linux community is working very hard.

And especially that makes Linux very interesting for me.
Everyone can get involved in Linux; you do not have to be a developer, 
one can just help by testing, get involved that way.

And there are so many flavours that surely there must be one Linux for 
everyone somewhere.

Microsoft has only the few versions it sells.
Mind you, some people are working on a deriviate of Windows (ReactOs 
http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html) and I'm watching it's progression.

Because every OS has his own ad- and disadvantages, one has to give 
every OS the benefit of the doubt.

But, and this is my conclusion, Linux really gets better every day.

On 08/04/2010 14:57, Allen Graham wrote:
> Hello Freidrich !  First, all operating systems have bugs.
> Probably Ubuntu is one of the best versions of Linux, but it is not, and
> never will be, completely free of bugs. Most are minor.
> Some O/S's are littered with bugs, many crucial and painful. For example
> "Windows Vista".
> On comparison Ubuntu is much safer and far more "bug-free" than Vista.
> You will see advertisements in every media for Windows "7", all of the line
> was done by numerical code.
> Is "7" great ? Who knows, maybe.
> If, yes IF, the Linux community wanted to ante up millions of dollars,
> Euros, Pounds, Yen , Pesos etc to advertise Linux this whole situation would
> change quickly.
> IF, we all donated $50, or E50 etc, we could launch an ad campaign.
> So, it's about money.
> Base Linux O/S's are free. You can pay for support, customising etc.
> So, your problem with one bug should be addressed in "Launchpad".
> Tell me, is there something similar in Microsoft or Apple ?
> Allengg
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Friedrich Strohmaier<
> ubuntu_bugs at bits-fritz.de>  wrote:
>> Fixing this bug needs fixing of other severe bugs!
>> One of them:
>> Bug #255008 is marked as "won't fix". There are a lot of duplicates and it
>> is reported to affect lucid lynx as well (even if filed against intrepid
>> ibex).
>> Shure every one's bug is the most important (I'm no exception :o))), but
>> this one affects basic keyboardmapping in X-environment. The keyboard up
>> to now is the main interface to do things on a computer. Not properly
>> working keyboard means not properly working ubuntu!
>> I repeat in this place:
>> Everyone with a xmodmap customized keyboard mapping doing a LTS upgrade
>> will run in unusable keyboard!
>> here my resume (which took me 2 days of searching):
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/255008/comments/129
>> If I did severe mistakes bringing this up - please point me out how to
>> do better! :o))

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