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Ubuntu wins “Best Desktop Solution” at Linux World Expo 2008

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I just wanted to extended a huge “thank you!” to all of the Ubuntu community Smile Today Ubuntu won the “Best Desktop Solution” Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2008 in San Francisco, California for a second consecutive year.

From the site:

“Judged by a group of respected industry experts managed by, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld® and NGDC exhibitors.

Product Excellence Awards are divided into 12 product categories, including a “Best of Show,” that represent major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community. “

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Bunch of idiots. The

Bunch of idiots.
The "experts" must know about desktop Linux as much as i do about car mechanics.

re: Idiots

How sad, if what Unoobtu has to offer is considered the best "Desktop Linux".

Linux Developers (of all flavours) should be embarrassed, and people at Microsoft and Apple must be laughing their asses off knowing their collective 97%+ desktop market share is oh so very safe.

oh dear...

I'm sorry, to me it simply is you put a working box infront of someone who has never seen a computer this is how i think it would play out.

OSX: "Ooooh shiny :)"
Vista: "that looks familiar"

(exchange these 2 compared to which they saw first imo, unless OSX has full compiz-fusion enabled)

ubuntu: "thats dull"

I'm sorry but here's my opinion on ubuntu:

"If desktop beauty is a feature then pastilles is a bug."

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and every user will probably contest that gnome is better for getting things done, but that still doesn't stop it from being ugly as sin.

Little story:

My sister recently got a new laptop (sub £300 $600) with vista and started lording it over the family with 'look at this' and such.

Anyways she started going on about her new shiny laptop (after i fixed her old one with a soldering iron) and I decided to show her the stuff mine can do with compiz-fusion (or kwin 4.2).

The response was; 'Can I have that?'.
Ironically enough her laptop now works better than mine due to better hardware.

Now she couldn't have possibly set it up by herself even if i gave her a video and said follow that, and she rightly she didn't have to when she got vista pre-installed. (she can't do that either she's proven)
It took me 3-4 hours to have it finished and online once I backed up her hard disk.

Now she only uses vista for her webcam which is being replaced next week anyway. (linux wins 4/5 times). This is because she misses the 3d 'goodness', and finds vista home 'boring'.

Oh yeah she tried ubuntu and found it, 'dull', so moved to KDE.

It's simple:
I've seen KDE4 style gnome themes and gnome style KDE themes and the KDE style themes always seem to win the home user from what I can tell.

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