View Poll Results: What does "ready for the desktop" mean to you?

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  • Any person can install it on any computer without any problems

    1,609 34.95%
  • Anyone can use it once it's already been installed and configured

    2,414 52.43%
  • Every commercial application works on it

    453 9.84%
  • Nothing--it's a nonsensical term

    704 15.29%
  • It automatically detects most hardware without the need to hunt down drivers

    2,236 48.57%
  • It comes preinstalled on computers so novice users don't have to install it

    889 19.31%
  • It's suitable to the needs of most beginner users but not necessarily to most intermediate ones

    568 12.34%
  • Windows and nothing else... not even Mac OS X

    46 1.00%
  • Works on my desktop

    1,199 26.04%
  • Other (please explain)

    166 3.61%
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Thread: Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

  1. #7201
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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Dell seem to think it is ready for the desktop:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/news/dell-to-offer-ubuntu

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    That's great! I thought that Dell would be more likely to offer openSuse or Fedora. This is a huge endorsement from Dell and really good news for everyone who uses GNU/Linux distros. It's exactly the step needed to push hardware and manufacturers towards offering real support for their products. If they want to sell 100s of thousands of units to Dell they'll have to get real about Linux

    It should give Ubuntu a massive boost, reassure a lot of people who are not sure about using something other than Windows and annoy the hell out of mr Ballmer and his pet lawyers.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    I remember getting an email about this. It said that they were (with this) marketing towards a programming crowd, but as we all know, since all the hardware should work out of the box, it will be available for everyone to learn how to use it, and its simplicity, with no hardware difficulties.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    I really don't want to be smug on this one but I've been saying for ages on this thread and others that Dell can't offer anything but Ubuntu and I now feel kind of vindicated.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by darrenm View Post
    I really don't want to be smug on this one but I've been saying for ages on this thread and others that Dell can't offer anything but Ubuntu and I now feel kind of vindicated.
    LOL Sure they can but they don't want to
    Since I get asked alot, I am originally from Ukraine but am Russian by nationality. My nick means specter in Russian.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by darrenm View Post
    I really don't want to be smug on this one but I've been saying for ages on this thread and others that Dell can't offer anything but Ubuntu and I now feel kind of vindicated.
    and when dell sells about a coupl hundred systems to some geeks and that is about it....what then?
    Aye, fight and you may fail, sellout, and you may live, a while. And dying in your MScash beds, you'll be willin' to trade ALL the cash, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may FUD our customers, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Did anyone read the whole thread?
    Please, feel free to correct my english, so that I can improve it.

    Click here to join Dropbox. Both you and I get free extra space.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Nonno Bassotto View Post
    Did anyone read the whole thread?
    Yes. I'm probably one of a handful of people who have read all 7000+ posts.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Yes. I'm probably one of a handful of people who have read all 7000+ posts.
    Same here Then again I read all the original ones before they were consolidated and then it wasn't too difficult to keep up.
    Since I get asked alot, I am originally from Ukraine but am Russian by nationality. My nick means specter in Russian.

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    Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by darrenm View Post
    I really don't want to be smug on this one but I've been saying for ages on this thread and others that Dell can't offer anything but Ubuntu and I now feel kind of vindicated.
    What do you mean by "can't"...

    Oh wait, I think we did do this before.

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