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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Re: Puzzled
by Stray on Thu 12th Feb 2004 15:33 UTC

What I'm puzzled about is why is it that the only distributions out there that work better than others are the ones that require manual "tweaking"? I think there's something wrong about that.

I'm not criticizing them (I'm a longtime UNIX user who uses slackware myself, and I don't mind Deb, Arch, and gentoo as well), but to me it's still not a good sign of progress for Linux as a whole. It just shows that Linux hasn't emerged from it's crusty old hobby OS/free-UNIX roots.

"Whoopee! I'm so cool, I've compiled a Linux system" -- Yeah, but you didn't write it, so why carry on? You've accomplished _nothing_, my friend.

The pieces for something great is there, but in essense, it hasn't changed much from 10 years ago. What's the point in keeping it there? Developing something that works out of the box takes a lot more skill IMO, and nobody has done it. What's the reason? Incompetence, arrogance, ignorance of the general computer using public?