9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu - suggestion for the future
kogorman at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 17:05:06 UTC 2009
On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Christopher Chan <
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> > I never looked to Dell to answer any questions, so I can't vouch for how
> > good they were or are.
> I thought support was provided by Canonical or something and not Dell?
Just another data point: I bought a Dell Inspirion 1525 almost a year ago,
with MS Vista, and promptly installed Ubuntu (8.04 I think) for
dual-booting, and have had no trouble with software at all. (The original
harddrive failed quickly, but Dell shipped me a replacement and a 2-hour
restoration from backup was a breeze). It's at 9.04 now (I won't upgrade
until I have a break in work where I can deal with anything that arises).
Still no software trouble.
I'd ditch Vista if I didn't need the Adobe CS4 (mostly using acrobat and
dreamweaver), and the somewhat better integration of presentation video and
graphics. As it is, the combination meets all my needs very well.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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