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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My experience
by Maynard on Mon 14th Jul 2003 20:26 UTC

I can use Linux and Windows quite well. I recently left my computer with a cousin of mine and cleared the password for im on Windows 2000, but forgot to tell him my login. So he was stuck.

I had both Linux and Windows installed, and he knew my login and password for Linux. He was able to fire it up and use it. With few hassles of course, but it was his first time. BUT, there are issues.

Recently, on upgrading a kernel, NVidia's drivers wouldn't work anymore and X wouldn't start. I had to either downgrade or use the 2D drivers that come with the distro.

On upgrading Mozilla, Evolution stopped workig because Mozilla had removed the line in ld.so.conf that showed the path to the mozilla libs. Normal users cannot deal with such issues. We need a driver delivery format for all hardware, like you can install drivers for windows in evice manager by clicking on the hardware and selecting the driver from your hard drive.