I've been on the M$ side of things since its carnation... yes, there have been bumps in the road as for every OS. It's possible to use any OS for free... nuff said. My interest in ubuntu (any linux OS) is that it is a convertible, the footprint is small and it can do the same things as with any other OS,
Apple and M$ has a marketing agenda whereas linux has none.
Let's see if an Apple or M$ can mimick another OS. I am a programmer and I am just interested how it is accomplished. I am interested in the lastest & greatest techniques of how apps are developed and there have been many techniques which have come and gone,,, and good ol' linux using the same old tools which can do the same and/or more.
An OS or the flavor is not that important, granted for noobs it is (getting it to work with their hardware), but an OS which is really free just ought to be explored and if it can help those who cannot shell out the bucks, let's try to delivery an experience which is on par as any other OS and learn from those who done it without any agenda.
Within itself an app (OS) has to satisfy the user using it.
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