Windows 8 vs Ubuntu – An 8 year old’s verdict
In my house we have an Ubuntu PC and a Windows 8 PC. I set up the latter for my kids to use, so they didn’t hog the Ubuntu PC when I need to work on it.
Anyway, my kids use Windows at school and I was curious what my daughter thought about the latest version of Windows vs Ubuntu (which I prefer).
The verdict? “Ubuntu is better, because it is easier.”
Following that, the Windows PC was having a little bit of a paddy (I had to refresh the install yet again) and my daughter asked in her most pleading voice, “Can you just put Ubuntu on here?”
So there you go. If an 8 year old prefers Ubuntu over Windows, there is hope for us yet.
Don Crowder says
What, you didn’t write another seemingly-knowledgeable diatribe about how Linux is totally unsuitable for the desktop? :) Thanks!
Abhijit Gupta says
I concur with your daughter’s choice. I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for almost six months, and I can vouch for its stability and responsiveness. It’s almost bug free, unlike Win 8.1
Alan Stainer says
I think by trying to mash together a tablet UI with a desktop UI, Microsoft created problems that shouldn’t have existed. Generally though I have encountered bugs with Windows 8 and 8.1. Annoying ones that prevent users from logging in, etc.