Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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RE: when will it stop??
by Jeremy on Mon 14th Jul 2003 18:05 UTC

Don't these people realize that they can't say whether an OS is ready for *my* desktop?

Here here! I agree completely. I am an avid fan of Linux/*BSD, but I have to admit, anything can be "ready for the desktop" depending on the person using it. My mom or brother would not be ready to work with a Linux box full time without me there to administrate it for them. They have no desire to learn how to do the Linux version of un/install of software or hunt through text files to change settings. So for them, Windows is a better desktop. For me, Windows is too limiting. *shrugs* Viva la choice. =0)