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 mike on Mon 14th Jul 2003 21:24 UTC

As the author of the piece, I find it it a little amusing that most of the people who slagged it of did not seem to read it.

1. Compiling - the point I made was that with a current distro you do not need to go near the command line, let alone a compiler.

2. The article was a response to what seems to be a widely held view that this is what you do need to do as a user.

3. Use of terms such as DLL,cli etc - this is OSnews not zdnet

4. Hardware - yes in my experience I have more aggro with windows and hardware, stuff like finding drivers etc, when with linux it normally "just works"

5. fonts - yes I do find fonts on windows a lot worse than on my RH box. Sure it used to be a lot different, but accept that things have changed.

6. Again reading the article would help - the phrase "cant do" never appeared. I said and meant "easier to do out of the box"