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: Uh, take a look around!
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:33 UTC in reply to "Uh, take a look around!"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Otherwise, although NOT so elitist as to write a book about how "in the beginning there was the line command"


In The Beginning Was the Command Line was elitist? Have you read the essay itself, or just the title?

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