10 Reasons why Ubuntu is a BIG Failure in India
May 08, 2009, 20:03 (36 Talkback[s])
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"1)GRUB Boot Loader does not have an Aesthetic Appeal.
After installing Ubuntu ,we are presented with a Grub menu which
displays about 5 options.The 1st option to load Ubuntu and the last
option to load Windows.This menu has a black ground with white
text.This menu does not have an aesthetic appeal and does not
create a good first impression.Even though Grub supports eye-candy
like custom background and coloured text,Ubuntu developers have
chosen to ignore the Grub Menu.With a little effort ,the Grub Menu
can be easily enhanced visually .
"2)Login Screen-Users are required to type in their
The default login screen in Ubuntu requires the user to enter his
Username and Password.Many people find this irritating.The login
screen should display a list of Usernames by default.An average
user will not try to find out how to change the behaviour of the
Login screen.Instead he will simply say that Ubuntu is not good and
will refuseto use it.So it is upto the Ubuntu developers to change
the default behaviour of the Login Screen.
"3)Desktop-The Refresh option is missing!
What does an average Indian user do when the desktop loads in
Windows?He rights clicks on the desktop and refreshes the desktop
about 5-6 times or until he is satisfied.This is a ritual performed
by most Indian Users after switching on the computer and just
before shutting down the computer."