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: Anarchy
by DrillSgt on Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:41 UTC in reply to "Anarchy"
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Wireless-less and tired in Oklahoma City, and $529 poorer for having made the attempt.


P.S. This "reality" thing is really weird.

Well, did you try Sprint? As much as I hate them, I was using the Ovation UV720, (at least I think that was the model), with OpenSUSE and fedora. There is unofficial Sprint support for it on Linux. Is a USB modem, and it worked last year when I passed through Oklahoma City in September 2008.

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