9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu - suggestion for the future
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Fri Nov 6 13:18:10 UTC 2009
On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 06:07:09 -0700
"Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Avi Greenbury wrote:
> > "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> What Ubuntu should do is provide an operating system for
> >> the world. It appears that Ubuntu is used more outside the USA
> >> than within. It is installed by the user with all the problems
> >> that causes.
> > I don't follow.
> What is it you do not follow?
"What ubuntu should do is provide an operating system for the world. It
appears that Ubuntu is used more outside the USA than within.
I don't quite understand what you mean by the first sentence, or why
the second particularly needs saying - more people are outside the US
than in, it follows that most computers are, too, and that most
installs of things on computers are, too.
> Windows is smart, they get the
> computer makers to buy Windows and install it. You buy the
> computer your windows works.
> Ubuntu you d/l from a web site and you try to get it loaded
> on your present 5 year old computer which came with Windows XP
> installed and working. It might work, it might not. If not you
> might hear about it on this list.
So what you mean is Canonical should be trying to get Ubuntu shipping
on prebuilt machines?
They had a reasonable go at this with Dell, but it's quite prone to
failure given the amount of money MS are willing to spend to stop
system builders doing this.
Hence appealing to businesses - they do install their own OSs, and they
don't always buy Windows through the MS tax, so the licensing cost is a
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