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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what platform is ready for whom
by Debman on Mon 14th Jul 2003 18:16 UTC

Linux works well for the advanced user or the most basic user.

the advanced user can do anything they need to do on the box, and so can the most basic user(web surf, e-mail, write papers, print) the basic user is one who would never attempt to do anything on their own even on a windows machine.

the windows platform works well for most people. most people can install software, uninstall it, and download programs etc. windows is better than Linux in this way becasue software installation is more intuitive than in Linux.

OS X...well, I think that is a good platform for anyone. from the advanced user, the basic user and the intermidate user.