[ubuntu-uk] Manchester Karmic (9.10) party

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Mon Sep 28 08:20:50 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM, Alan Lord (News) <alanslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/09/09 07:56, Sean Miller wrote:
>> Hmmm.... with all due respect he mentions Linux so much I doubt any
>> impartial reader will take much notice of his comments.
> He is comparing the two. What's wrong with that? There are clearly some
> problems with Win 7. Unstable updates, iffy text editor...
> Also, for most users (as it seems so few bought Vista), Windows 7 has no
> easy upgrade path. If you are currently using XP, you have to format
> your HDD and start again. That really sucks for "normal" users.

I didn't say that his arguments were not valid, simply that the whole
way he writes gives the impression he is "out to get Windows" which
(for me at least, and I am a Ubuntu user remember - so "already
converted") makes the whole piece less persuasive.

I suspect that he has not realised he's done it, but I would like to
read an objective review of Windows 7... the little "bullsh!t filter"
in my brain starts sending out alarm bells only a couple of paragraphs
into that piece... he paints a very different picture of Windows 7
than my experience running it in a VM has given me.   And he keeps
saying "which, of course, is done far better in KDE..." or whatever.

If the article was called "KDE vs. Windows 7, the Verdict" and had a
table with comparisons then it would be rather good...

Eye Candy - KDE 90%, Windows 7 80%
Security - KDE 90%, Windows 7 40%
Compatibility with iTunes - KDE 25%, Windows 7 90%



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