I think this article is spot on. Most of the problems are going to be show stoppers, even for people that aren't computer/Linux newbies. Ubuntu should be easy for a noob, and powerful for the experienced computer user. These problems need to be addressed, and in what order, I think that it matters little, but Sound Issues, and Screen Issues will kill the joy of the Linux experience, no matter the experience level of the user. - It will be a hard sell to try to turn someone on to Linux if they can't see or hear or boot their machine. On the up side, with the less then two years that I've been using Ubuntu, it's improved, and in great strides compared to those other two OS's. -
- What I'm curious about, is what are the programs that people remove and replace on Ubuntu? Do most people remove totem and replace it with Mplayer? or VLC? What about the plethora of music players? There sure seems to be a bunch of duplication in that department. What has the best Podcast Support? Video Support? Or both? And works solid? So while things aren't perfect, nor will they ever be, addressing at least one or two problems cuts the list from 10 to 8. :)
- Anyhow, I just wanted to put my 2 cents in and say, Good Article.