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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And if she ever left you, how much would you bet she sticks with Linux (assuming her next boyfriend isn't another Linux fanboi)?

You're making an awful lot of assumptions about people you know nothing about.

Face it, the only reason she runs non-Windows machines is because you installed it.

Hey, that's almost like how most people use Windows because it came with their computer.

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.

Just as she would do if Windows fail and her favorite child/grandchild isn't there.

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