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PC World: Ubuntu's Missing Batteries

Jan 31, 2006, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

"I haven't talked much about Ubuntu Linux since last fall, but Ubuntu-related e-mail keeps pouring in. Apparently quite a few Free Agent readers have taken my advice and given Ubuntu (a PC World 2005 World Class Award winner) a shot. And a whole lot of folks seem to get themselves about 90 percent of the way to where they want to be, and then hit a wall. 'Why can't I play a DVD?' 'Why can't I listen to MP3s?' 'How can I watch streaming video in my browser?' These are the sort of questions I keep reading.

"The problem, as I've detailed in previous columns, is that Ubuntu Linux does not come with all its batteries included..."

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