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post #41 of 51
We all want Linux to succeed... just not that Linux...

AFAIK everything about Ubuntu is open source and covered by GPL... so anything they do is available up-stream, down-stream... even side to side if you like.

Most other distro's aren't nearly as pure as real FOSS zealots would like it, and now Ubuntu is too dirty for those that don't mind overlooking some needed blobs in the kernel or a proprietary driver or two (or three)...

More power to Ubuntu, GNU/Linux and FOSS, the bazaar is showing its might in so many different platforms and those in the cathedrals slowly see there world collapse, one line of code at a time...
post #42 of 51
Ubuntu is as they put it "Computers for humans". And while not perfect, I'd say they put up the best direct general user competition any distro has against Mac and Windows.

Maybe I'm too loose in my categories but I think Ubuntu like Gentoo has every right to be part of the "Linux" category because it show's just how much can be done with it. It gives the user freedom they would never have with windows or mac. The freedom of choice and control. So you want to compile everything from source? Then you should have that right, but that doesn't mean someone who sees no need to do so should be looked down upon.
     
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post #43 of 51
the cloud has its place, and that's....I can't think of any place

think of the copyright issues of not having your stuff on your PC, your work

think about how slow everything will be, the internet blows chode as is, imagine running that stuff

if the people want cloud, I'll just unplug my ethernet cable and go it rogue on my sig rig

....down with the cloud
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So Ubuntu has become the #1 OS in the cloud, and it's looking like it may soon gain some SERIOUS headway against the almighty Windows (see the Windows 8 Discussion for more insight).

I have to admit this is good news INDEED! Now I see the full switch and possibly even serious gaming coming to Ubuntu, let's just hope it remains free, as in forever!
You know what's funny? My laptop (a 3-year old HP G50) speakers stopped working on Vista (I reinstalled drivers and a bunch of other stuff) and it will only work on Linux now. Linux FTW.
post #45 of 51
I am not totally against the cloud, just as long as I can control whats up in the cloud. If I had an Iphone, I would be able to listen to my music from the cloud. If the cloud was more for backup and streaming, I would be %100 for it. Sites like grooveshark, sugarsync, Ubuntu One, and dropbox would be my type of cloud.
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I am not totally against the cloud, just as long as I can control whats up in the cloud
The very nature of "the cloud" means that you won't have control. The data is with someone else, not you.
    
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I would disagree with that. Clouds are server based, usually protected with user name and password. Control over the cloud is not what I am worried, just as long as its backup and sync among machines. I backup my files to an external and it syncs my files if there any changes, the type of cloud I would like would be a 'remote' externa hard drive.
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You know what's funny? My laptop (a 3-year old HP G50) speakers stopped working on Vista (I reinstalled drivers and a bunch of other stuff) and it will only work on Linux now. Linux FTW.
You know, when customers come to me and their laptop is all jacked up, it's much easier for me to wipe the the drive and install Linux from a flash drive than it is to reinstall windows, GOD I HATE WINDOWS...

Since most of my clients don't game at all & most linux distros come ready to go right out the box, I usually install Ubuntu or Fedora, depending upon the age of the machine.

Of course I tell the customers, if they don't like Linux, I'll be more than happy to switch it back to windows, most don't switch back! YAY!

I only charge for installing the software, I don't charge for the software, as I can't, but sometimes when clients have "Lost" their Windows sticker it's the only solution I can offer them without them paying for another copy of windows, and you can guess what they will end up choosing (linux).

Eventually Linux will find it's way onto the desktop, it's only going to take time before people get hip to the good things about linux, other than it's free.

I just wish Linux had some way to fight Adware & Popups better, this is a major flaw to me..
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I just wish Linux had some way to fight Adware & Popups better, this is a major flaw to me..
The same ad blockers that browsers use in Windows can be used on Linux.

And outside that, there are no adware programs that can run on linux [or if there are, they never make it into the repos] so there's no need for anti-adware programs on linux.
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I just wish Linux had some way to fight Adware & Popups better, this is a major flaw to me..
Adblock works fine in Firefox and Adthwart works fine in Chromium for me...And if that fails, just add the hosts to your hosts.deny file. (I think it's that?)
    
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