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: Interopability
by chrisb on Mon 14th Jul 2003 21:21 UTC

Mac OS has native MS Office, and thanks to Fink, openDarwin and Gentoo most *nix apps native (even if I've got to fire up an X Windows session). But back on topic (ish).

I agree with the first few posters, there have been far to many "Linux is/isn't ready for the desktop" and this has been the worst do far. I know the resultant flame war keeps your page views up but really this is getting stale. Anything will be ready for someones desktop, I'm sure there are some people out there that like to code everything to the metal without any OS and think that that is good for there desktop. However we don't hear much from them as they tend to be kept out of the community, and away from sharp objects, for their own protection.

A better article might be to compare as many OS's as possible and see where each has their strengths and weaknesses. Then maybe try some thought experiments on what the best OS that combined all the good bits and tried to avoid the pitfalls would be.