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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ready for who?
by will on Mon 14th Jul 2003 18:07 UTC

Mike - it is good to hear that Linux is ready for your desktop use. But I don't that is what people are referring to when they are discussing whether Linux is ready for the desktop. You obviously rely on a huge amount of tacit techical knowledge that makes Linux work fine for you. If you want to contribute to the debate you need to
a) determine the target group you want to discuss whether Linux is ready for
b) eliminate the dependence on your own knowledge in your evaluation of Linux for desktop use by performing a kind of usability test for one or more people in that group.

Based on those findings you can conclude something about the topic.