Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 15:00 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Linux "The OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group has published its first year-end report on the state of the overall desktop Linux ecosystem. The report provides insight into the year's key accomplishments in terms of functionality, standards, applications, distributions, market penetration, and more."
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Interesting review
by Coxy on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:31 UTC
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The problem with Linux is that even the geeks that use it don't think it's good enough to use... if they did they wouldn't feel the need to make 50-60 odd distos (the actual number isn't important, it could be 200. The fact that there's more than 1 version is enough). If they can't justify everyone using the same Linux, then what argument is there for saying windows users should switch to Linux? Windows seems to meet most peoples needs, otherwise they wouldn't use it, Linux doesn't seem to meet even it's core users needs.

Usability needs improving on Linux too... I know everyone here seems to have a dad or a grandma who's abl to re-build the kernel, but most people (a lot younger then your gandma) who don't visit os news have grandmas that have trouble using a two buttoned mouse... but there expected to use a 100+ keyed keyboard because most things in linux are left to the command line.

>t:ragic /end

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