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  1. Re: Can anyone think of a way to get Ubuntu/Linux more mainstream?

    OMG , this statement is absolutely true. My wife took one look at ubuntu (hardy heron) and said its ugly compared to slick vista. (i dont have a mac, but i think mac's look pretty )
  2. Re: Can anyone think of a way to get Ubuntu/Linux more mainstream?

    IMHO , the most important feature which an operating system needs to get home users to accept it is the user interface.

    Ubuntu doesnt have much acceptance among the non-savvy computer users...
  3. Re: School Project - What is better for Home use, Windows Vista or Linux Ubuntu?

    Personal attacks dont change the fact that the ubuntu user interface is really broken. Ubuntu users have regularly have to resort to cryptic commands to resolve issues.

    Here is how it broke really...
  4. Re: School Project - What is better for Home use, Windows Vista or Linux Ubuntu?

    I like ubuntu , its a good operating system.

    but overall , to answer your question about which is better for home use, Windows wins because of 1 major fact which cripples ubuntu.

    Windows user...
  5. Re: School Project - What is better for Home use, Windows Vista or Linux Ubuntu?

    I can relate my home user experience. I have many computers at home which use windows XP. I have some which use linux and this is what has happened.

    1) I have found ubuntu to be non user friendly...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: ADSL setup help required , intrepid ibex

    just an update.

    I have managed to get my DSL connection to work.
    1) network manager applet is missing. It went missing when i uncheck the enable network. Once missing, it never comes back
    2) I...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: ADSL setup help required , intrepid ibex

    here is an update of my problems

    1) The network manager applet disappeared again. I followed some help guides and got the applet back. HURRAH .. after re-adding my DSL connection and clicking...
  8. [ubuntu] ADSL setup help required , intrepid ibex

    I am an expert computer user with years of experience. I am helping my sister in law install ubuntu on her old computer . She is not an expert computer user and is only going to use email and web...
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    Configuration Software

    Hi everyone.

    I am a senior software developer and casual ubuntu user. I have 2 windows computers, 2 linux computers (1 with ubuntu) and 1 unix computer (freebsd).

    I recently convinced my wife...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installation woes (hardy heron)

    LOL ..

    I have finally got the printer to work by using some really cryptic commands and writing my own boot scripts to load the printer properly.

    My wife currently is keen to continue using...
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    [ubuntu] Installation woes (hardy heron)

    Hi, i recently convinced my wife to switch to using linux because her computer's hardware is aging and she doesnt want to buy a new computer.

    What struck me as difficult to sell her on the idea...
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