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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Yet another poorly argued article on osnews
by iphitus on Wed 13th Sep 2006 07:41 UTC
iphitus
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2006-03-27

There's a reason why you don't find this sort of thing - inflammatory crap - on any reputable news site.

Linux itself was not designed entirely by 'enthusiasts'. It was written by enthusiasts initially, as a replacement for minix, and is unix like, in that it takes a lot of it's design and concepts from unix.

Nowadays, many of the design decisions are increasingly influenced heavily by larger companies such as IBM or Novell.

As for being palattable to the end user, and covering everything up, go grab yourself Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop, it's a free download - it's the updates you have to pay for. I've yet to need to open a command line or 'look inside' it once, despite it being my first instinct to operate from the command line.

James

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