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"Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:02:09 pm »
Read this:
http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2009/04/21/lenovo-analyst-linux-on-netbooks-is-doomed/

Here are a few excerpts:

"You have to know how to decompile codes and upload data, stuff that the average person, well, they just want a computer."
"Linus needs to get to the point where if you want to plug something in, Linux loads the driver and it just works."
"If I need to go to a website and download another piece of code or if I need to reconfigure it for internet, it’s just too hard."
And, before the article was corrected, it said
"From a vendor perspective, Linux is very hard to support because there are so many different versions out there: do we have Eudora, do we have SUSE, do we have Turbo Max?"


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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 09:21:37 pm »
... the hell ?
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 01:45:00 am »
Maybe they should just stop using the crappy Linux versions and put Ubuntu/xubuntu on them <_< From my experience, [X][L][thegame]ubuntu is pretty much plug-n-play.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 02:13:51 am »
Ubuntu was ridiculously slow on my netbook. Even just moving the mouse around was laggy -.-
But Lubuntu runs great and is indeed plug-n-play, and still very configurable once you get used to it. The only problem is that to get Lubuntu, you have to install it. It's not hard but the "average user" they are talking about probably doesn't even know how to click on an icon.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 02:21:12 am »
Ubuntu was ridiculously slow on my netbook. Even just moving the mouse around was laggy -.-
But Lubuntu runs great and is indeed plug-n-play, and still very configurable once you get used to it. The only problem is that to get Lubuntu, you have to install it. It's not hard but the "average user" they are talking about probably doesn't even know how to click on an icon.
That.
Also I read the article. This dude is talking a lot of bullshit.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 05:16:56 am »
"From a vendor perspective, Linux is very hard to support because there are so many different versions out there: do we have Eudora, do we have SUSE, do we have Turbo Max?"
A lot of software I have found just has a 'linux' version, that should just work regardless of what distibution you have. It doesn't seem harder to me to support linux than it is to support windows or macs.

But yeah, it usually isn't preinstalled, so to install it, you have to know how to create a bootable flash drive, and how to boot to it. While there are plenty of easy to follow tutorials about that, but those who just want it to work would say it's too complicated before even trying to look into it.
Also sometimes linux software hasn't got an installer, but requires you to copy-paste a few lines, which would also be 'too complicated'.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 06:46:06 am »
We're talking preinstalled linux here. That is, OEM software.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 12:16:05 pm »
Sounds like they are describing windows. :P

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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 02:17:44 pm »
Side note: the article is from 2009.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2014, 02:19:07 pm »
And ? Linux 2.6 was already pretty good iirc.

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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2014, 02:25:32 pm »
Side note: the article is from 2009.
Thanks for mentioning.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2014, 02:30:20 pm »
Thus doesn't change a thing. Linux was as good as today back then, while windows hasn't changed. :P

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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2014, 03:03:54 pm »
So you say that linux hasn't become better over the last 5 years? Is that an insult? I take that as an insult.
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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2014, 06:41:27 am »
Lol it did become better. What I mean is, it worked as well as it does now. :P

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Re: "Lenovo analyst: Linux on netbooks is doomed"
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2014, 06:43:27 am »
Some games work better on wine than on win 7 :P
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