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 JK on Mon 14th Jul 2003 21:45 UTC

"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."

That depends on what you're doing with it. Most users may not need to go near the CLI (unless a full screen app crashes or X becomes unresponsive), but there are still quite a few things that require config file editing or kernel patching. For example dual headed displays and software suspend just work in Windows, while I spend several days unsuccessfully trying to get them working in Linux.

"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""

Don't you usually get Windows drivers supplied on CD when you buy the hardware?