Linked by Andrew Barilla on Tue 10th Feb 2004 20:08 UTC
Linux After reading a discussion on DistroWatch asking if users were happy with their current distribution, I noticed a common thread of those who have had similar experiences as myself with juggling various Linux distributions. Like myself, they feel many Linux distributions are great, but no one quite feels like home. None of them quite fit the bill and they may even begin to think that every OS sucks.
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Linux for the desktop
by MattPie on Wed 11th Feb 2004 03:26 UTC

What Linux users want:
I can't speak for everybody, but what *I* want for Linux is it to be OSX, but open and free. I like being able to tinker, but I shouldn't have to tinker just to get and keep the machine working well. I should also be able to update it easily.

Will Linux ever become this? Probably not. Maybe if there was one "user" linux that everyone used and made pacakges for, it'd work. Redhat was probably closest to that before the fedora divesture. Until I can go and just install software (all software). I'm not saying there shouldn't be other distros, for servers, build from source guys, etc, but until it's easy, it's not going to take over. That being said, I only run FreeBSD and Linux at home (Win2k at work). It'd just be nice having my PC not be an ordeal to use from time to time.

Install note: finally got my X back working on MEPIS. But now the CF reader doesn't work. It detects, but /dev/sda1 isn't a valid block device. Great.