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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RE: Perception is key
by Flatland_Spider on Mon 24th Aug 2009 13:54 UTC in reply to "Perception is key"
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I just checked Firefox in Fedora11/Gnome, and it gave me a listing of applications to select. The only time Nautilus appears is when I select the "Use other..." option.

What DE are you running? Firefox integrates with Gnome much better, due to Gconf, then other DEs.

You should move to Fedora, so you can use the wonderful Yumex tool. ;)

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