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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Something i have to say
by jief on Tue 15th Jul 2003 23:13 UTC

OK, I've been reading a lot of articles on the web lately about Linux/Windows (mainly because there's not much to do at work during summer). And there's one thing that bugs me a lot. People seems to think that Linux includes only Debian, RedHat, Mandrake and SuSE. Which in my opinion, are by far the worst Linux distributions EVER. Those distros only tries to copy Windows in making it as easy as possible for the user.

It's about time people try other distros. Or *BSD. Sure some aren't as easy, but you gotta keep in mind, you all had to learn how to use Windows in the past. I personally run Gentoo, and it's easy to manage, it's well developped. The user base is really friendly, and it has the best package manager. They took the BSD port system and made it better.

As for Linux being ready or not. Who really cares? Most people using Linux don't play games, and all the good games are playable with WineX, and crashes a lot less than in Windows XP(I know because I tried them under both OS).

The only thing that Linux lacks for now, IMO, is some specific software in a few fields ie. music, multimedia. But then again, if you're in that those fields, you probably have a Mac anyway.

my 2 cents