Overall I like the various ways of installing Linux software though in some cases it is slightly more of a hassle than it needs to be. I have been pleasantly surprised on a few sites that auto-detect I am running 64-bit Ubuntu and fire off a deb to me. So I have hope.
When Apple finally releases its Mac app store, I know the tech "news" will hail it as this revolutionary way to distribute software to desktops and laptops, even though Linux distros have been doing this for over six years (Synaptic Package Manager and beyond).
Revolutionary ideas don't cut it, though, for consumers. They don't want originality. They want finesse and polish. The idea of centralized software distribution didn't originate with Apple, but I'm pretty sure the interface for it will be much better than the Ubuntu Software Center (or Add/Remove or Synaptic). It may even have ratings and reviews.
Seems this thread has gone off-topic, and I'm making it even more off-topic now.
To the original thread title: "readiness" for prime time is wholly irrelevant to whether people use an operating system. If someone encounters a Windows problem or even ten or a hundred Windows problems, rarely does she say "Oh, Windows isn't ready for prime time." She may say "I hate computers" or "I hate Windows," but obviously it's already in prime time, ready or not.
Then why did you say that you gave an A+ to Windows 7 usb installation? The original poster you replied to was clearly talking about portability and usb installation of windows 7 is not portable because you can only do it in one machine. Now you basically say that Windows is not even meant to be portable then why argue in the first place?
I am sorry if I miss your point because honestly I couldn't find any except an attempt to spin for MS.
Last edited by beew; December 22nd, 2010 at 08:53 PM.
Many repair shops use the same discs over and over to reinstall, but enter the product key that's on the computer.
Last edited by johntaylor1887; December 23rd, 2010 at 04:17 AM.