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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by Alistair on Mon 14th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC

As an avid reader of OSNews.com but rarely a commentator, I have to say I'm disapointed by the sheer amount of "Linux isn't ready" and "Linux is ready" articles that appear so often.

I don't particularly care if Linux IS or ISN'T ready for the desktop as having even heard of it I've expressed the fact I'm not Joe Blow, by this I mean; People complaining Linux isn't ready for Joe Blow, and those saying it is - Should know Joe Blow doesn't know nor care about Linux at this stage of time. He wants what he's sold and loves adverts, he likes special offers, he likes commercial goods.

Linux is an OS, and just that - not a religion, nor the "uma cura". It can be used on a desktop, it can be used as a workstation, the same can be said for Windows or *BSD etc. The user is what determines the use of the product, so while Joe Blow USING Linux is not ready for the desktop, and Mike Martin USING Linux is ready for the desktop, you shouldn't be concerned about either as they don't reflect the world like so many assume.

My opinions written here don't reflect those of the OSNews.com readers, but my own which I felt needed to be expressed in the hope, that Eugenia who does such a wonderful job for our reading pleasure, will in future reconsider publishing such articles.