Well, Windows is back on the disk.

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 05:30:35 UTC 2006

Scott wrote:

> Sasha Tsykin wrote:
>> .....linux aims to be easy to use for EVERYBODY. 
> I don't mean to sound rude, but since when?
> Ubuntu may aim to be "Linux for Human Beings" (they've got a quite a 
> way to go before they can live up to their slogan), but you just said 
> "Linux". as in "Linux as a whole" and not Ubuntu specifically.    If 
> in fact you meant Linux as a whole, then I strongly disagree with your 
> statement.
> There are *hundreds* of Linux distributions and I venture to guess 
> that only a handful of them "aim to be easy".   Most of them were 
> created by geeks, for geeks.
Sorry about that, a misstatement. I meant Ubuntu there, not linux. You 
are, of course, right.

>> So hopefully not too many people will be putting windows back on the 
>> hard disk because they find Ubuntu to be nice and simple.
> What if they want Ubuntu (and/or any other Linux distro), FreeBSD, 
> OpenSolaris *and* Windows on their computer, "just because"? :-)
If they do, then that's fine, and who cares? (Other than those who will 
be selling more software as a result, obviously). But it would be 
negative for people to be forced back to Windows because Ubuntu is too hard.

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