On Friday 30 July 2010 12:45:51 pm Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
looking at the so-called web statistics, they seem to
be counting hits from
various types of OS - this would hardly reflect market share.
true ... but its better than assuming.
More Ubuntu users are frantically crawling the net to
solve their problems,
does not imply that there are more ubuntu users than all the other distros
who searches sites hosted by wikimedia for ubuntu related problems?
this is not a question of 'think' - it is a
question of fact. Every single
person I have seen who has migrated back has done so on only one issue -
hardware compatibility. And I know any number people who keep dual boot for
the same reason.
Have they tried suse or mandriva and had better results?
I bought a netbook with Suse for my daughter - gave it to her and said
probably sound, movies, wireless and tata indicom wont work, if they don't
give it to the lab for the geeks to tweak - but everything worked out of
have you tried booting a ubuntu live cd(probably no cdrom so try a live usb
stick)? Since you got it with suse all the drivers (for the wifi) are already
installed by the manufacturer. On ubuntu you might have to follow the prompts
and get them installed. Oh and don't forget the nonfree codecs for sound and
video(this more of an ethical issue than incompetence of the distro).
Hardware problems that effect ubuntu will usually affect other distributions
using the same software versions.
for example my Pc at home has a intel D101GCC motherboards one of the few
intel motherboards with an ATI graphics card. rite from ubuntu 9.10 onwards
ive had problems with the graphics drivers they simply don't work. this turns
out to be because ATI decided to drop support for my gfx card from its newer
drivers and Newer versions of Xorg do not support the old driver. A friend of
mine had the same problem with his old Via graphics card. Problems like these
are not distribution specific.
- Yohan Pereira.