[opensource] Linux vs. Windows

Paul Betts bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu
Wed Oct 25 13:32:55 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 12:45 -0400, Charlie Hayes wrote:
> Every year I try the latest and greatest GNU/Linux distribution for  
> desktop use, and every year I am impressed at how little progress is  
> made on the ease of use front. This past summer I watched some using  
> Ubuntu. This user was forced to enter a command-prompt configuration  
> utility to adjust his resolution, color depth, and refresh rate. The  
> configuration was not automatic at all and required him to enter  
> timings and resolutions manually. Since Windows 95 (10 years ago), or  
> MacOS .. like 6 or 7 (~13 Years ago), you could change these settings  
> on-the-fly using drop-downs and sliders and options that were not  
> compatible with your monitor were disabled/invisible.

System->Preferences->Screen Resolution

Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>

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