[CS-FSLUG] Linux Today - Is desktop Linux too fragmented to succeed? A friend tells it like it is!!

Davo Smith christiansource at davosmith.co.uk
Sat May 2 14:02:08 CDT 2009

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
> Davo Smith wrote:
>> [Lots of good points about what is needed to get Linux to take off on
>> the desktop]
>>>        Thoughts?
>> To be honest, at this moment what I would most like is for Ubuntu 9.04
>> not to have broken several things that worked fine in Ubuntu 8.10
>> (like my TV out, mencoder recording TV, processor being at 100% all
>> the time).
>> Before anyone asks, I haven't filed any bug reports yet, as I was
>> going to try out a clean install first - but that didn't load the
>> nVidia drivers or Firefox...
>> Maybe it's time to try out a different distro (as I've not tried that
>> many others than Ubuntu).
> Download the openSUSE 11.1 DVD iso....burn it and give it a try.

I've got one sitting on the desk in front of me already (it was on a
magazine a couple of issues back). Will give it a try on my spare HD,
but not totally convinced about RPM-based systems (have been very
happy with using DEB files so far).


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