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By glazou on Sunday 20 June 2004, 18:17 - Computing
I expressed precisely the same opinion during the Desktop Linux Summit.
Lame article. Basically he can't some some hardware to work so Linux is crap. *rollseyes*
Linux makes an excellant desktop for many people, just not everyone. If your in the crowd that can't figure out how to setup Linux or your hardware doesn't work right, stay with Windows. There isn't shame in that. There is shame or I guess I should say there SHOULD be shame in bashing linux saying it isn't ready, doesn't work, sucks etc. Just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean its broken.
LinuxDesktopUser: I am a desktop linux user and a SW developer. I have 3 linux distros here. None of them is able to automatically deal with my printer, my wireless network card, my scanner, my tv/radio card. None of them has a consistent UI design over main apps. None of them implements accessibility techniques. None of them is able to install itself on my disk w/o a manual action from the user if he wants to preserve Windows, in that case a new partitioning of the disk. You said :
> If your in the crowd that can't figure out how to setup Linux
> or your hardware doesn't work right, stay with Windows
My point precisely. That's exactly why 0.00001% users can switch to linux. Those users are unix freaks.
There is only one real Desktop Unix and that called MacOS X.
Mandrake est facile a faire fonctionner, et je met un point d'honneur à ne pas utiliser de ligne de commande (ce qui consterne mes amis linuxiens fan de debian). Dans les dernières installation par defaut, il n'y a plus trop de doublon dans les programmes (mais il y en a encore koffice&openoffice). A ne pas mettre entre toute les mains, mais pour des gens qui ont connu DOS/Windows 3.11 ça me semble plus que viable, et il me semble que cette population est plus importante que 0.00001% de la population actuel.
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