[ubuntu-uk] 30 test drive of Ubuntu: PC world

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Jul 3 16:31:59 UTC 2011

On 03/07/11 12:40, alan c wrote:
> On 03/07/11 10:07, Barry Titterton wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 09:50 +0100, Andrés Muñiz Piniella wrote:
>>>  Silly me forgot the link!
>>>  http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229187/30_days_withubuntu_linux.html
>>>  30 Days With Ubuntu Linux
>>>  By Tony Bradley, PCWorld
>>>  @TheTonyBradley
>>>  On 6/8/11, Andrés Muñiz Piniella<andresmp at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>  >  I've been following up 7 days of this guy fighting a change to Ubuntu
>>>  >  from Windows7.
>>>  >
>>>  >  Sadly he is finding loads of contradictory messages, rants about
>>>  >  linux, rants about mint, rants about nvidia drivers...
>>>  >
>>>  >  But a very interesting read. Linux foundation is retweeting every
>>>  >  single blogpost.
>>>  >
>>>  >  --
>>>  >  Andrés Muñiz-Piniella
>> Has anybody else been following this series? What are your thoughts?
> I have looked in occasionally. I decided early on that he is a well 
> established Windows user and the series is a slightly veiled long 
> drawn out winge about how difficult Ubuntu can be made to seem. The 
> few items of praise he offers are almost half hearted.
> It is unrealistic in that all of the Ubuntu users I help did not have 
> to install Ubuntu at all, just like before that they did not have to 
> install Windows either.
> People like myself, who did install Ubuntu on my own, learned a bit 
> about 'partitions' and act as my own administrator, are seen as total 
> experts by people that I help (!), and I certainly have never used 
> 'grep', which is one of the two commands he says he had to use. I 
> avoid cl like a  dose of 'flu, and I get by very well thank you.
> The good news is that it does keep Ubuntu in people's sight, in 
> creases visibility, and it saves me a lot of effort trying to let 
> others know it really exists......
> The elephant in the room is that he bought a machine pre installed 
> with Windows, and so did most other people in the world. And 
> preinstalled Ubuntu machines, if you can arrange to get one, are a 
> dream compared with windows land.

Just to illustrate the background of this reviewer (Tony Bradley, PCWorld)


"I mean giving up the Windows 7 OS that I love--again. In case you're
just joining us, I just got done spending 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux. I
was looking forward to getting back to Windows, but......."

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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