Take a niche operating system. Put it in the spotlight vs. Microsoft’s disappointing Windows Vista. Hype the niche operating system for a few months. Win a business deal with Dell. And at some point all that wonderful buzz will produce expectations that you can’t meet. Such is the case, apparently, with Ubuntu.
I continue to value Ubuntu. And my decision to purchase a Dell PC with Ubuntu pre-installed back in June was a smart one. Yet more and more people seem to be highlighting Ubuntu’s shortcomings as a mainstream operating system. Here’s just one example of what I mean.