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Ubuntu makes it onto PC World's "100 Best Products of 2011"
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:03:04 pm »
Ubuntu has made it onto PC World's "100 Best Products of 2011".. Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (11.04) placed in at number 82. Ahead of Ubuntu 11.04 in number 19 is Microsoft's Internet Explorer. (This made me laugh very hard until I fell onto the floor nearly crying in laughter.) Placed in at number 11 is Google +, at number 2 is Apple's Macbook Pro and in pole position is Verizon's LTE.

Full list here: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/9806/2011_best_tech.html
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Re: Ubuntu makes it onto PC World's "100 Best Products of 2011"
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 05:52:21 pm »
What I found funny was them placing Windows Phone 7 Mango at #7 .. not that I find that particularly odd, I don't know enough about it, but if you follow the Read More link you'll end up here:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/241544/windows_phone_7_day_30_wp7_mango_is_ready_for_prime_time.html
Where PCWorld's Tom Bradley seems to suggest he still prefers Apples iOS to Mango .. again not that odd .. the funny part comes in when you read another of his posts:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/241326/windows_phone_7_day_28_my_five_biggest_windows_phone_7_complaints.html
where one of his TOP 5 Complaints about Mango is .. and I quote -

Quote from:  PCWorld's Tom Bradley
5. Microsoft-Centric

The seamless integration of the Office Hub with the files stored in SkyDrive is nice, but I don't use SkyDrive as my primary online data storage. I use Box.net. I understand that Microsoft would prefer everyone use its tools and services, but my feeling is that Microsoft should still provide the APIs for other services to tie into the Windows Phone mobile OS.

Holding customers hostage isn't the way to go. Let the customers have some choice, then make sure your product or service is worthy of being chosen. It would be awesome if I could connect the Office Hub with my Box.net account.


Now I find it MIGHTILY odd that he doesn't like M$ vendor tie in, but prefers Apples iOS (who IMHO are the undisputed kings of vendor tie in), and has pre-ordered an iPhone 4S :)
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Re: Ubuntu makes it onto PC World's "100 Best Products of 2011"
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 06:13:30 pm »
Heh, each to his own. I'm getting an Android for Christmas, so I'll be looking for ways to root etc in Linux. I don't want to be giving my money to either Microsoft or Apple.

I'd like to get a Motorola XOOM, but I have no "need" for a tablet. So until I can find a perfectly good reason why I "need" a tablet then I'm afraid I'm still the oldie who'll stick to mobiles and desktops. XD
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Re: Ubuntu makes it onto PC World's "100 Best Products of 2011"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 06:18:49 pm »
Ask MP about that .. he *used* to say the similar things .. now he loves his XOOM and AFAIK, wouldn't be without it ;)

See here:
http://linux.co.uk/2011/09/so-why-do-i-want-an-xpad/
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