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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Do not agree !!!
by Don Kixote on Mon 14th Jul 2003 19:29 UTC

I WOULD LOVE to like Linux very much and use it as my ONLY Desktop distro, but I can't. Cause unfortunately I have had mostly a negative experience with it.
I have tried numerous distributions: RedHat, Mandrake, Slackware, VectorLinux. Attempted to install Debian, Gentoo on multiple (different) machines at work and at home, as workstations and as servers. And eventhough I learned a great deal about them I still can not use Linux as my prime Desktop OS. Believe it or not, I've had so many X crashes, Kernel panicks on all of them that I have never had in my entire life on Windows. My Windows (Win XP) just works. It's good for all those tasks that Linux can do and more. I can easily do Video/Graphics Editing (with multitude of commericial products). Great Gaming experience. Unfortunately Linux was taking a lot of my precious time just to get things going. I can not recomended any of my relatives/friends. And with regards to business Desktop? I think it's good for small businesses ONLY.