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[2]: Is Linux un-user friendly?
by Laurence on Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Is Linux un-user friendly?"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

So, to summarize: You make your wife use three laptops, when one powerful laptop running Windows 7 RC1 would do everything she needs. Gotta love waste.

I don't make her do anything.

She had a Vista laptop originally. then she went back to uni so wanted something portable to carry to lessons (hense buying the EeePC) and then got the 3rd laptop as part of her job.

Also, we're not married (yet).

I think the saying about assumptions is very relevent here ("assumptions make an ass out of you, me and uptions")

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