Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops
Jul 12, 2007, 18:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"I started my Linux journey wanting to like Ubuntu. It's pitched
as a great operating-system option that's ideal for newbies and
experienced PC users alike. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth is,
like Bill Gates, both an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. And
there's something appealing about joining a community that's built
up such a robust ecosystem in so short a time (Ubuntu was
introduced less than three years ago.) What could go wrong?
"Unfortunately, none of the Ubuntu stories--no Linux reviews,
for that matter--talk about the inevitable problems many people run
into during the installation process. Yet online forums are rife
with traffic on stumbling blocks, which often cause people intent
on converting to the open-source operating system to give up and go
back to Windows..."