BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones: Not Happy With Ubuntu Linux

BBC’s blogger Rory Cellan-Jones took Ubuntu Karmic Koala for 24 hours test drive and predicated that – “… Ubuntu will remain a very niche product – but it’s Google’s Android which could bring open-source to the mass consumer market“.

I’m really happy to see the mainstream media giving out some attention to Ubuntu Linux. However, Microsoft does see Linux as a threat (hey, where was Firefox 2-3 years ago?). Microsoft lists Canonical under threats in its regular stock filing. The blog post shows nothing but the ignorance. Most issues can be fixed easily and remember Linux is not Windows.

I’ve been using Linux as main desktop since 1999 and am very happy with it. It does everything NT/9x did it for me. All my 5 servers, desktop, and Macbook runs nothing but Linux. However, I’m a Unix / Linux admin with over 4.5k servers powered by nothing but Unix like operating system. It pays all my bills. So it makes lots of sense to run nothing but Linux at home as I’m more comfortable with it. Linux is all about choice.

It is really unfair to write a review within 24 hours. Why not try out for a month or a 2-3 weeks? What do you think?

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42 comments… add one
  • James Fox Jun 23, 2011 @ 20:26

    That guy doesn’t know anything about computers anyway.

  • Bradley Atkins Dec 13, 2009 @ 13:03

    LOL. Pete, obviously you have somehow escaped exposure to Windows Vista……. 🙂

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