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: comparison
by Anonymous on Mon 14th Jul 2003 18:35 UTC

Bogey you make some good points there. I know of some people who are 'advanced mac users' but put them infront of a Windows box and you'll frustrate them easliy. Hell I know some old timers who have only known Unix and Linux. These guys also get frustrated in front of a windows box as well. I think the whole 'ease of use' thing is over hyped. It's more like what you are exposed to as a brand spanking new computer user for the first time that deterimines certian aspects of what you will or won't like in the long wrong. In the end people are creatures of habits and the habits you develop early on tend to stick with you and are hard to break, even if it's for your own good. Thus someone who is exposed to windows type computing habits will have a hard time with Linux or even Mac OS/OS-X in some cases.