Re: Is Ubuntu moving in the right direction?
This is true and it is what hurts Linux as a whole in the grand scheme.
Sometimes it just feels like simple things in Ubuntu are just really difficult to do, particularly for the average joe.
Even with Wine you can't just pop in a Rosetta Stone CD, install, and use. You have to go in and tweak this and tweak that. And, getting some games to work is even worse. But, that's not really the fault of Linux as much as it is the company's who produce the product. Then again you can't really blame a for-profit company for not producing a Linux versus of their product considering the OS only holds what.... 2% of the market?
If the user is the type who only uses the computer for basic operations like the occasional text editor, surfing the web, checking email - so on - then a fresh install of Ubuntu, Mint, et al if perfectly fine without having to do any tweaking... But, as people become more and more reliant of their computers - 'surfing the web' becomes only a small part of the picture.
"Only because the richest software company on the planet is utterly incompetent, and incapable of building a secure operating system. -- Carla Schroder