Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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I'd be more inclined to believe you if I had never used Linux before and seen GUI's basically lying about the state of the system (DHCP server being active and already running, ok older RH release), not being able to customize all the aspects without going down to the terminal, etc...

Linux is not ready to be fully used, configured, and troubleshooted without using the Terminal. Windows is 98% near that goalpost, MacOS X is 96% (100% for some people) near that goalpost, but Linux is far from being anywhere near the goalpost mentioned.

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