Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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Copying OSX? Well, I don't really see how OSX has a better user experience than GNOME (given the fact that I would use roughly the same apps on OSX anyway). Sure GNOME is not perfect in any way but it's very usable for me.

The only real advantage of OSX is that Apple controlls everything. Hardware and software. Of course Linux will never be able to get to this point. But wait... what was Linux about anyway? Yeah, freedom ;)

Most of your problems seem to be related to sound or networking hardware. In both cases, Linux has great desktop integration (NetworkManager and PulseAudio), the only problem being buggy drivers. This, in the end, is a vendor problem, not a Linux problem. For every kind of hardware you can find one that works perfectly out of the box on Linux - if you chose to buy another, well, you can't blame Linux.

Finally I have to say that Linux has an *amazing* out-of-the-box hardware support.

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