[ubuntu-uk] Are we missing the point with an OS ?
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:
>  these days, Linux does all the stuff that most people really *need*
>  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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