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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 17:09:53 UTC 2011

On 3 July 2011 17:31, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> 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)
> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/234994/30_days_with_the_ipad.html
> "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......."

I read the first few days of the series then lost interest, but
reminded of it by this thread, I have just read them all.

The most interesting thing, for me, is in his summing-up.

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