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    i have a report to write about the advantages and disadvantages of ubuntu i have done the advantages but cant think of and disadvantages at all im aiming rearly for the weakneses of it compared to MS vista. and for the use of computer specialist people and non specialist users.

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    • Updates Can Break Things
    • Uses A Lot Of Resources (Compared With Other Distros)
    • Has Old Bugs Some Which Haven't Been Fixed Yet

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    Ubuntu has relatively little support from hardware vendors. You have to be careful and research which hardware you buy beforehand, or be patient enough to tweak Ubuntu to work with your hardware.

    Most of the most popular games and other software created for computer OS's today only have a Windows version, and only (maybe) work in Ubuntu/Linux through a hack(WINE).

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    You have to wait for the next release before it updates your software to the next stable version. Seriously, WTF, gotta do it manually, and find packages for it.

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    Since you're looking for help with your homework, you might as well post what you wrote in as being advantages of using Ubuntu so we can perhaps point out others you may not have mentioned.

    Disadvantages that I can think of:

    - Not all Windows based software can run on Ubuntu (via WINE)
    - In some cases, Ubuntu alternatives to Windows software is not satisfactory (however, the opposite also occurs sometimes)

    ...and that's all I can think of short of starting a flame war with others who would disagree with other "disadvantages" that might be worth mentioning.

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    Quick list of a few of my own personal opinions and most could definitely be seen as advantages for some people
    -Ubuntu package management in general
    -6 month release cycle
    -init system
    -heavier than some other distros
    -ubiquity installer

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    I think a lot of the issues come from the fact that it is based on Debian.

    Not that there is anything wrong with debian. It is just locked down rather heavily from a sense of hardware connectivity.

    I think to get an idea of how easy/hard any OS is you should make a point of reviewing the instalation procedure (if you are able to justify the cost of an official disk with vista on that is ).

    Having done a fresh install of XP on a few terminals at work I certainly feel that the Ubuntu install was less problematic.... But then I've never really used windows that much, I've been on linux since 1994 - just as windows was begining to take off with win95, in fact even now I have difficulty getting my way around the windows OS (the software however is a different matter), and performing administrative tasks!
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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    it's too hard to remove stuff you don't want. if you don't want evolution, for example, when you remove it, it removes 'ubuntu-desktop'. that doesn't really affect anything until you want to run autoclean. then, you're screwed. i understand that a lot of bloat in ubuntu is due to it trying to be a distro that a lot of average users can use, but i do see not being able to easily remove large programs that one would never use, as a problem. other than that, i don't really see any disadvantages for their target audience.

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince4Amy View Post
    • Updates Can Break Things
    • Uses A Lot Of Resources (Compared With Other Distros)
    • Has Old Bugs Some Which Haven't Been Fixed Yet
    I think you misunderstood, the OP was asking about Ubuntu disadvantages, those are all Windows disadvantages.

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    Re: disadvantages of ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince4Amy View Post
    • Updates Can Break Things
    Not specific to Ubuntu. That can be said about any OS. I've had Windows updates break things before.

    • Has Old Bugs Some Which Haven't Been Fixed Yet
    Again, that can be applied to any OS.
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