Linked by David Adams on Mon 24th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Linux A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt. There truly are a large amount of resources being dedicated to the development of Linux and its operating system halo (DEs, drivers, apps, etc). Some of these resources are from large companies (IBM, Red Hat, Novell). Why isn't Linux more user-friendly? Is this an inherent limitation with open source software?
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by fresch on Mon 24th Aug 2009 13:29 UTC
fresch
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2006-09-12

To author:

I'm a GNU/Linux user and I find my GNU/Linux installation to be just as friendly as I need or want it. I'm not an elitist, neither am I a zealot, and I don't hate Microsoft either.

GNU/Linux does not need fixing, it's not broken. It needs development since it's not done yet (and never will be?). And guess what, development is happening even if you aren't seeing it!

Do not assume that $some_user == $other_user. Do not assume $your_need == $somebodies_need. Just don't assume, mkay?

To osnews:

Please stop posting rants as articles, thank you!

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