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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wow! I'm convinced, time to switch (NOT!)
by xander on Mon 14th Jul 2003 21:00 UTC

Well that article wasn't very convincing. lol

I should write one about why I use Windows...

Bascially I can't stand X!! Has anyone noticed that X is like 20 years old and was designed as a networked desktop? That and I hate how things feel under X.

There's a reason Apple didn't use it in OS X. Until X is replaced with something more modern, I know I won't have much incentive to use Linux as a desktop OS. At this point I'd rather go out and get a Mac than run Linux.

Now Linux is great as a server. I use it here, and I have used it since 1997. So I'm not against Linux... I just don't care for X. And that's what keeps me from using Linux as a desktop OS.