Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is
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RE: Yes
by jibadeeha on Sat 15th Aug 2009 18:46 UTC in reply to "Yes"
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Until the graphical and multimedia stack is replaced/reworked, Linux is great for the server market where a GUI isn't even required, but it simply cannot hold a light to Windows or OSX when it comes to the desktop.

This has not been my experience of Linux and I am by no means a Linux fanboy. I am just not sure how you arrive at such a statement, with regards to Linux cannot hold a light to Windows or OSX when it comes to the desktop.

I have been using Linux as my main desktop for a few years now and have put it under quite a lot of strain and I can safely say it has stacked up well against the aforementioned ... I can't say that the same is true with regards to Windows in terms of stability.

It allows me to run the same applications that I would otherwise use under a Windows environment (e.g. OpenOffice, Firefox, etc) and I have never experienced any problems with stability.

Perhaps my hardware just works with Linux ?? Without wishing to get into any argument, I would be very interested to understand why you don't think Linux stacks up well against Windows or OSX.

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