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I think that is a bad slogan for Ubuntu. If they want to be a bit more prominent in the market they need new customers. But for the most part the every day Joe has no clue what Ubuntu is. And even if the every day Joe came upon Ubuntu, you really think they are going to find Ubuntu easier to use compared to any Windows product? Is he going to take the hours to fugure out how to install Wine? Is he going to spend ours trying to figure out why half his games wont run on Wine(if he gets that far)? I really dont think Ubuntu is that option. It might be cool for a niche group, but it wont make mainstream in it's currect state.
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That's the problem right there.
You need to install the proprietary drivers.

NVidia (or a lack of?) drivers caused Mozilla Firefox to halt the system twice?
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Yeah? OK but it sounds like treading on a dog turd - you can clean it off but you wouldn't want it in the first place.

Ha! I make ze joke!
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I tried for almost a week to get 12.10 to run stable on my sig rig. Constant kernel panics. I gave up and installed mint over it. That worked, but it took two days to get my Broadcom based wifi card to work. After I got it working I ran the update program, mint updated itself, and completely crashed to an unbootable state. Even the live cd couldn't find it. Good thing I dual booted. I dropped in my win7 DVD fixed my mbr, and went back to windows.

Linux has the potential to be a viable solution for people who are tired of windows, but it isn't there yet. It's "userfriendlyness" is about as friendly as a rabid dog.
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I think that is a bad slogan for Ubuntu. If they want to be a bit more prominent in the market they need new customers. But for the most part the every day Joe has no clue what Ubuntu is. And even if the every day Joe came upon Ubuntu, you really think they are going to find Ubuntu easier to use compared to any Windows product? Is he going to take the hours to fugure out how to install Wine? Is he going to spend ours trying to figure out why half his games wont run on Wine(if he gets that far)? I really dont think Ubuntu is that option. It might be cool for a niche group, but it wont make mainstream in it's currect state.

Doesn't take hours. Took me longer to get ubuntu installed then it did to get wine in and setup. Also, this is the first time I'm seriously trying Linux (first time user)
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