On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 13:39 +1300, Denise Bates wrote:
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 22:41, Craig Box wrote:
Well, you know what they say about statistics....
I'm sure that you could find a survey out here to make any point. The
Distrowatch HPD stats, http://distrowatch.com/
show a somewhat different
distribution of actual users (not just those enterprises _considering_
Whether you consider that Linux will gain a significant level of adoption via
"enterprises" or by home users would be debatable, I guess.
Before *yet* another distro war starts heating let's just get a few
Using Linux is like driving a car, a car usually has 4 wheels, plus a
steering wheel, and a spare wheel and any car is driven in a similar
manner (within reason), but for one reason or another, we're very
passionate about the different brands and different models for one
reason or another. That's fair enough, it's life.
However, should you approach a driving instructor for driving lessons
then it's entirely his/her (or employers) choice of what car you drive
during the period of the driving lesson. They usually base their
purchasing decision on something that is reasonably priced, reliable,
easy to drive, and easy to learn to drive in.
This is the same here... What you do at home is entirely your business
and to me, Linux is Linux, however, Ubuntu is an easy distro to install
and run, therefore, it is going to make the jobs of the people who are
assisting new users on days like fix-it meetings and install fests a lot
Craig has faced a lot of criticism with regard to the fact that he may
be "biased" towards Ubuntu which he is defending. I'm supporting
Craig's views, his reasoning is very sound.