[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss
melvbailey at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 13 15:14:11 BST 2010
No one is addressing my point of the live CD.
I dont doubt that once Ubuntu is working it may be less problem to
maintain, and less problem to use, but if you have to edit files at the
commandline to get there (read the answers to all the forum posts, this
is required for a lot of solutions - I'm not imagining it) you cant do
that on a live CD.
Is it not the live CD that is given out at events/public places trying
to get to the masses.
I'm taking about the live CD, not having installed it,had it working
then the driver getting stuffed up. Cant repair Xorg on a live cd.
I've run the live cd on 4 differnet PCs, 3 gave me no usable desktop,
one did. I installed on the one that did and after the restart the
installed copy didn't give me a usable desktop.
I agree some problems never get answers, but until it is accept there
are problems they never will.
Clearly the regulars on here (I have been following this list for a
while) will defend Ubuntu to the hilt, but if you want its use to expand
someone need to accept there is a problem. I agree people want
something to work first time, but if it doesnt then it has to be easy to
fix, they are not Linux experts like you. If you still are giving live
CDs out to the public then your wasting your time, first impression mean
so much, and a bad one can set bad opinions for a long time.
I will probably get it to work on one of my PCs eventually when I can
trawl the bug lists and forums for a solution, but my Win 7 on an Athlon
XP2500+ and Nvidia 6800 that took less than an hour to setup is working
it will have to wait for some free time, but I am certain the cost of
the time taken to resolve it will exceed the cost of Win 7.
All I wanted was to see Ubuntu 10.10 working on a PC.
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