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 Bobthearch on Mon 14th Jul 2003 21:36 UTC

"Why Linux is (is not) ready for the desktop" Been here, done this. The author, nor most of the comments, have said anything new.

And I didn't think the article was written very well either. If you're going to write a column on some worn-out argument that's completely subjective, as least try and do a thourough job of it.

Odd he didn't mention the recent OSNews piece - someone bought a WalMart.com machine with Linux PRE-INSTALLED and it didn't work without manual configuration...

He also blows off a major percentage of home users, by saying simply he doesn't play games.

This didn't measure up to the level of thought and insight commonly seen in OSNews writers, Eugenia and others.

-Bob