Regardless of the hype and how great a job Canonical and the Ubuntu community are doing, I dont see Ubuntu replacing too many Windows machines just yet.
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# Configuration for Dummies. The rule of thumb in Linux is that if it doesnt work, you havent configured it properly. While I was writing this post, my brother wanted to me to burn a data CD in the background. I had used Automatix to install GnomeBaker, touted as the best CD burning tool for Ubuntu. Turns out it wont burn the disk. Gives a configuration error. This highlights another important issue with the Ubuntu environment (although I believe its tons better than other Linux distros in this regard), the amount of configuration work that a user has to do to get something to run. You have to do that in Linux a little too much for my liking. The difference between the configuration in Linux and Windows is that in Linux you have to configure something to get it to run, in Windows you have to configure something to make it run a little differently. Big difference. Users shouldnt be expected to perform engineering tasks to run a setup file that they downloaded, just like they shouldnt be expected to change the engine oil of a car they just bought, so that itll run.