Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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Faffing about is all the things you have to do to get windows working in a half decent way, loading all the drivers and overcoming all the so called helpful things that MS do which frankly for anyone who uses OS News just gets in the way of doing your work.
Their so called helpful stuff like hiding essential directories, making you use more moue clicks to unmount a USB Stick etc etc etc.

IMHO, the more that MS do to effectively dumb down their system the more useless it becomes (OOTB) to the power user.
Why does a USB stick have its driver loaded 99 times out of a 100 and then on the 100th time, it fails and the only way to get it working again is to reboot the system?

As I said, Linux is getting there but it isn't quite there for MY needs. After all the topic of the article is relating to individual users needs. Don't get me wrong, I really like Linux. I've been using Unix since the late 1980's (Ultrix) and I first ran Slackware 1.1 all those years ago.
My main gripe is the usability of Gimp. Fix that and I might consider moving to it full time. No, I don't use Ubuntu, as personally, I find it unusable. I mostly use CentOS on my Linux systems.

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