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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Last time it was some HP corporate software on Windows 2003. It needed some package I had to search in the MS web just to be able to run the installer.

Dude, you are talking about some very specific software in a server environment we are talking about the desktop environment with common apps the average person uses.

Is it easier to edit a repository file sure it is for you and me, people who understand this. We are talking about the average user and for the average user, editing a file is significantly harder than going to clicking download and installing.

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