[ubuntu-uk] Are we missing the point with an OS ?

mac ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sat Dec 3 18:07:26 UTC 2011

On 03/12/2011 17:51, Liam Proven wrote:
> It is not that Linux has great apps - TBH the choice is better on
> Windows or Mac and often the quality is a lot higher, too.
> It is that:
> [1] these days, Linux does all the stuff that most people really *need*
> [2] you get all these tools for nothing

This is dead right, Liam.  We have mostly Ubuntu systems in our house - 
for web browsing, e-mail, writing the occasional article or letter, etc.

But for serious photographic work we run Lightroom, Photoshop, etc on a Mac.

As you say, the main concern for most ordinary users is the quality & 
effectiveness of the applications, not the details of the OS.  (Though I 
have found Unity irritating, and 11.04 / 11.10 problematical on some 
older kit;  so I'm waiting for 12.04, but may well switch to xfce.)

Horses for courses, as you say.


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