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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Might Be An Inflamatory Post

So, I just had another wonderful experience in Ubuntu today.  I just installed a new update to my powerhouse 13.10 machine today, and when the system reset, something somewhere deep in the bowls of Linux crashed.  My system threw me an error message, very politely informing me that it was sorry it had crashed.  And I went about the rest of my business on my computer, none the worse for wear that a major crash had happened.

When was the last time you could say that about Windows?  A major system failure tends to be just that, a major failure.  You spend countless hours trying to get things to work, or on the phone with tech support, and meanwhile you are losing precious business up hours.  But with Ubuntu, a system error tends to amount to about as much as a sneeze.  You say bless you and move on.

So why haven't more people, and more businesses, adopted Ubuntu as the preferred OS?  Marketing, that's why.  Windows became the dominant OS not because it was the better choice, or it was the most consumer friendly, it got there because of patent rights and marketing, and since this post is about marketing, we'll ignore the part about patents (not necessarily Linux's strong point).

So, I'm posting this rant to tell people that I'm supporting Ubuntu now, and that we will be offering budget PCs to people cheap if they are willing to try the new OS.  Depending on our parts supply line, the should run from about $190-$250, and connect directly to an HDTV or standard monitor.  If you have any questions, just give us a call or drop by the shop.  We will gladly show a demo of Ubuntu to anyone interested.

Till then catch you on the flip side.