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Jono Bacon on the agony, ecstacy of Ubuntu Karmic - and my rant on the state of Linux today

Nov 11, 2009, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

"Read the 10 or so entries below this one and you can see the problems I've had.

"It's time to put this in perspective. I've had plenty of problems with all manner of Linux and other Unix-like operating systems over the past few years. Given all the hardware that a modern OS must contend with (and I'll include Windows in that number since it runs – or is supposed to, anyway – on a wide variety of hardware), there's bound to be breakage.

"Apple has it easy because it controls the hardware and the software and hence has an easier time making all the bits work together.

"In my experience, Ubuntu generally performs well, and its developers seem genuinely worried about whether or not hardware will work with the distribution's constant stream of releases."

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