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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Who said it's my blog, moron? I have nothing to do with it. Oh, and the 3,000 plus comments on an blog article that is WEEKS old says nothing about the utter failure of Linux as desktop OS. Got it.

The fact that Linux can raise the ire of 3000 windows fanboys tells volumes about the "failure" of desktop Linux. "First they laugh at you..."

I'm sometimes a bit baffled why Windows users bother about Linux in the first place. If they are so content with their OS, why bother flaming others that choose otherwise? I recall we had various MSX/C64/Amiga "factions" back in the 80's, but we were in elementary school back then. Seems the childish spirit lives on in the Wintendo scene...

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