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    Let's compare those operating systems (again)

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    Hmm... I didn't relate to the Linux Airways. I'd think is more like:

    Linux Air
    Using Linux Air is generally a guarantee that you will reach your destination safe and with all the luggage. However it is expected you know how to operate, fly and build airplanes. During flight, the airplane will sometimes cease to work, the pilot will quit or the stewards will start a discussion between themselves. It's your own responsibility to take anyone's place and either, fix the plane, take the controls, or join the discussion. If you do none of these things, Linux Air is not responsible for the quality of your trip and it's your own damn fault if you don't like it.
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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Air Windows...

    Seen at an airport...

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    Hahaha very good

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    If you decide to fly with Linux Air you should be very careful. Never use the newly-opened routes.
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    Maybe a bit too harsh on Windows Air, but then again BSODs are so infamous...
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    I have been a fan of Ubuntu since its inception, and normally have it running on at least one of my machines.

    After the 11.04 release the machine it was running on is now running Debian.

    Bad.. just bad.
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    Yeah, I've been hearing that Gnome 3 was not met well by many a Ubuntu user. It's kind of ironic that the Gnome team didn't look around them to learn from previous experiences concerning dramatic changes to a GUI and how this can negatively affect a sizable portion of their userbase. I mean, it's like they like to do the exact same mistakes as their nemesis, the Windows operating system. But above all, the fact these changes are introduced in the faces of users, without much in the way of opting out from certain (and obviously arguable) decisions, like removing the minimize button from windows. Moreover, Ubuntu's own team very weird decision to not give the user an option for Unity 2D out of the box... maybe they think Linux GPU driver support has matured enough to make Unity 3D a no-brainer installation on every user machine (excuse me, I'm smirking at this point. How rude of me).

    That said, 11.04 is an "meantime" release, is that right? So let's wait for the next LTS before passing final judgment. I installed Gnome 3 on my Archlinux for a test-drive and I actually found it visually appealing. But this is definitely an immature GUI at this stage. Could never replace OpenBox on my machine.
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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Moreover, Ubuntu's own team very weird decision to not give the user an option for Unity 2D out of the box... maybe they think Linux GPU driver support has matured enough to make Unity 3D a no-brainer installation on every user machine (excuse me, I'm smirking at this point. How rude of me).
    Smirking??? I'm laughing my .......... off! I can't even use my GPU because it fails to show anything at all. I have to resort to using my integrated GPU after spending $50, which is annoying, needless to say. The kicker: I didn't even want the thing for graphics, I wanted to play with CUDA/OpenCL.

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    f you decide to fly with Linux Air you should be very careful. Never use the newly-opened routes.
    Very much so....I was shocked after seeing(&&trying to get everything working) @the new Fedora release..
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    I'm usually a Linux fanboy, but to be fair, I saw a kernel panic on a 747 once, on the personal entertainment system or whatever they call that (touch screen in front of every seat).

    PS. This is not an analogy. It's real.

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    That's not fair. That's just GCC.

    It's like attributing a Firefox bug to Windows because it runs on Windows.

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    It ships default with Ubuntu. It's more like attributing a Windows' C++ STL bug to Windows because it's the fault of a library that ships with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    That's not fair. That's just GCC.

    It's like attributing a Firefox bug to Windows because it runs on Windows.
    Well, you may find it unfair but it still leads to the same place; stability is often the programmer's responsibility. I can name two of the most common reasons why anyone in the world gets BSODs on windows, and none has anything to do with the operating system. Still Windows' blue screens of death have pretty much become a meme pointing at this operating system supposed deficiencies that is simply doesn't have.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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