[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss

Melv Bailey 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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