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Full user review
"It's not perfect but it works"
Very stable good graphics very good on memory
no support for Windows Media audio files, and possibly some video formats
Ubuntu is a great OS if you're a programmer, or just someone looking for an alternative to windows. The only gripe I have with it is it's anti-windows stance when it comes to it's files. For instance there is almost no support for wma files when it comes to playing them and burning them to CD. The files may work and they may not.
Depending on the player and if you have a whole lot of them ( like I do ) converting them can be a pain. The plugin to correct this problem ( windows media audio decoder ) is 29.95 (39.95 if you go for the pack to correct the problem with wma video decoding ) . And I think that it is a little unfair that you have to pay for something, that is obviously needed to correct a major hole in the software.
But, perhaps im just spoiled by windows after all their updates are free. All in all I like ubuntu, but I don't like how some developers have used it to make money by exploiting holes in the OS. I would recommend it as a secondary operating system, but I wouldn't make it my primary OS it would just be too much work.