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[3]: Is Linux un-user friendly?
by bm3719 on Mon 24th Aug 2009 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is Linux un-user friendly?"
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"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.

So, instead it sounds like her single Vista laptop could've done the trick. But, I guess some people like making excuses for buying more stuff.

Also, we're not married (yet).

And if she ever left you, how much would you bet she sticks with Linux (assuming her next boyfriend isn't another Linux fanboi)? Face it, the only reason she runs non-Windows machines is because you installed it.

This is a typical "Look at granny using Linux!" type story, where some nerd installs Linux for grandma but without him there to play help desk, granny would fall flat on her face.

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