Posted by: Anonymous
on May 13, 2008 09:06 AM
Welcome to Linux.
But it's spelt n00b (with zeros). [sorry, couldn't resist ;-)]
Nice review Susan. Really, all one can do is test an OS on their own machine(s). I've read many Ubuntu news articles trolled by Mandriva, OpenSUSE and Fedora users who couldn't get Ubuntu to work as flawlessly as the Blogger/writer. Haven't we got past "My OS is superior & your OS is crap because..."? Clearly if <insert OS> didn't work on my machine, it doesn't mean it doesn't work anywhere.
For the record, I quite like Ubuntu and have yet to try another linux Distro (I also use XP, Vista and Solaris). I don't have any idea about other distros - had I time I'd try some of them. A large point of the Ubuntu ideology is to support other users and contribute to its functionality. Why is every article about how well it works out of the box on some person's machine? Isn't the methodology used to gain this functionality a better, and more far-sighted, comparison between distros?