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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Home Desktop
by Anonymous on Mon 14th Jul 2003 19:42 UTC

I've been using Linux for about a year and half now. I love it. However, it is not ready for our home desktop -- it doesn't pass the wife and kids test. There is just no major commercial software for it yet. No kids games, no educational software, nothing.

So, we've switched to a Mac and have never been happier. I'll keep using Linux as my file, print, and web server, but Linux won't be on my home desktop until I get can software like this:

http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/cat/Software/EducationLearning/...

So, if you don't have young kids who are into Disney, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, and Nemo, Linux can work just fine. Otherwise, OSX offers the best of both worlds, IMHO.