Is Ubuntu The One ?
xnooby at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 07:57:22 UTC 2006
I just started using Ubuntu, and it seems to be put together really well.
My unix skills are limited, but I was able to get Firefox, Flash, Java, and
Realplayer to work. I was able to install VMWare 5.5, Anjuta, VLC, nvidia
driver, gqview, and some other apps I found. Everything seems to work as
A friend of mine replaced his college kids laptop Windows with Ubuntu,
because they kept getting zillions of virii. A couple of really smart Unix
people I know are moving from Debian to Ubuntu, not because its simple, but
because its less work for them. Ubuntu has also dominated Distrowatch for
about a year.
It looks like Ubuntu could be the version of linux many people have been
waiting for, one put together well enough to really break out and in to the
mainstream of computing (as in several % marketshare). Some people think
Apple is poised to reclaim marketshare as Microsoft stagnates, I think if
that happens, Linux will also. The hardware requirements for Microsofts
next OS will undoubtly drive more people towards linux.
Does anyone else forsee explosive Ubuntu growth in the coming year?
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