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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RE[2]: It depends... If it's ready
by wawrzyn on Wed 20th May 2009 20:56 UTC in reply to "RE: It depends... If it's ready"
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Ok... Thanks to your reply, I've just realized some additional aspects I totally forgot. Computer games, all that "plug and play", "drag and drop", "fire and forget" technologies of our times. Indeed, typical users really don't want to go into details. And the problem is, that GNU/Linux advocates are seeing all the things around this operating from the wrong perspective. In fact, I made similar mistake. GNU/Linux covers all my needs, it also is suitable for all the needs of my wife in fact, but... She is quite educated right now - living with a geek in the same house for some years right now is the result. Moreover, we are not playing games on the computer at all. For such purposes we have a console, which is in use from time to time. This is a difference in thinking - our point of view is that computer is a tool, which is suitable to perform your work and help you in daily activities. If you want some games - you should buy a console (no instalation troubles, dependencies etc.) :-) Anyway, thank you, you helped me to realize what are the needs of typical user.

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