Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Earlier this week, PC WORLD published their list of "The 100 Best Products of 2007". I've got to disagree with the top place getter (shock), but it's an interesting list to review. I have or use several of the products in the list on a regular basis (eight). What about you? It's also interesting to note that only one operating system made the list, Apple's OS X 10.4 "Tiger". There are a couple of Microsoft products including Office 2007 and the Sysinternals Process Explorer. See the full story at http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131935-page,1/article.html.
Keith...you missed Ubuntu 7.04 (number 16) as an operating system. I am an avid MS fan, but Ubuntu has come far enought that even my mother in law could use it.
Ah, they had the Canonical name in front of it. Sorry I missed it.
I was of course pointing out they also missed Windows Vista. It didn't rate a mention in the top 100? They lost a lot fo credibility with the Windows crowd by doing that.
Ubuntu is ok I guess but I fail to see why it gets all the press. First of all, I am not a GNOME fan so whenever I look at the product I evaluate KUBUNTU. I like KDE and the apps much better.
While I agree Linux in general has improved steadily over the years, I'm not sure I would go so far to say it's family ready. To be fair, I have not tried to plug in my cameras, video camera, etc. to do all the stuff we do.
I spent some time last month with KUBUNTU, Red Hat 5 and SUSE 10. I still prefer SUSE.
As far as I'm concerned, Windows Vista is better than RHAT, SLED or UBUNTU. I might have a different opinion if I used Linux fulltime for several years, but I still don't think they are in the same league.
See http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/04/20/linux-fun-on-my-week-off.aspx for more information.