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: Linux ease of use
by philicorda on Mon 14th Jul 2003 20:33 UTC

"How many normal users are going to know how to open a console, find the PID of a crashed application and use the kill -9 command? "

Or you can use xkill. It's a little app that lets you click on a frozen app and kill it. It used to be on most distros menus, but has dissapeared off them lately. I think it looks like a little target, but have not used it in a long time.

I agree though that Linux will have to start accommadating the disaster area that some users are. I know people who seem to be able to lock up any OS without difficulty, while doing the most basic tasks.