Check out this Ubuntu Linux dispatch from The VAR Guy, a mystery blogger over at our sister site, www.thevarguy.com:
Sure, Microsoft expects Windows’ installed base to top 1 billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend — known as an InstallFest — continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here’s the scoop.
The VAR Guy is preaching to the crowd here on AllAboutUbuntu.com. But it’s good to see his type starting to understand Ubuntu’s growing impact on desktops.
Sure, everyone in the Ubuntu community knows Gutsy Gibbon arrives today. But what about the mainstream media? And what about everyday consumers who know Mac OS and Windows — but don’t even realize Linux is an option for them? Here’s a blog entry I just wrote over on TechIQ. It explains the importance of Gutsy Gibbon to the broader PC market. Take a look… Continue reading →
Yes, The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg is an influential guy. He can make-or-break products with his columns and product reviews. And he has taken a look at Ubuntu. Before you slam Walt for pointing out Ubuntu’s potential weak points, I think the Ubuntu community has to take a deep breath and admit the Walt has some valid points.
Sure, Dell Inc. sells desktop and mobile PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled. But will the company actually advertise those systems? Such a move would stun Microsoft Corp., which had expected 2007 to be the year of Windows Vista. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that Dell is taking a look at a potential Ubuntu ad campaign. Continue reading →
I’m as guilty as the next guy of creating Top 10 Lists just to grab a few eyeballs on the Web. But the following list, highlighting 10 reasons Ubuntu beats Windows Vista, seems like a stretch in some areas. What’s your reaction.