Linked by Martin Girard on Tue 12th Sep 2006 13:57 UTC
Linux You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.
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RE[2]: What about BSD/UNIX?
by orfanum on Tue 12th Sep 2006 19:13 UTC in reply to "RE: What about BSD/UNIX?"
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I personally have only used DesktopBSD (briefly) and PCBSD. From my own experience, I would say that compared to Linux these *BSDs are more predictable and have better documentation (in relation to what actually happens when you follow it). I am a simple hobbyist so I won't pretend to know what l33t means. I to date have preferred my my *BSD experiences compared to my (multifarious) Linux ones simply because they have been more pleasurable and rewarding, very probably for the above reasons.

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