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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by luckierthanpozzo on Mon 14th Jul 2003 20:53 UTC


Something to think about:
Plop somebody who's never used a computer before. Bring up a graphical file manager; change to a massive directory with at least a thousand files; teach him/her how to get things done and then ask him to delete every single file containig the letters: xyz.
Now bring up an xterm and teach him all about ls, rm, wildcards etc. etc. and ask him to do the same here, and then ask him which he prefers.
Moral of the story: Don't confuse ease of use with force of habit.
By the way, I've only been using Linux since the last six months or so; I use it exclusively, and quite often I find the commandline easier to use than graphical utilities.