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: Stray
by Syntaxis on Sat 14th Feb 2004 01:20 UTC

"what I do on the desktop is simply not there in Linux."

Stick with Windows, then. Personally, I've had the opposite experience; Debian does all I need.

"It might be doing some new tasks better 10 years later, but only relative to "itself".

You seem to be arguing that all the progress that Linux has made is pointless because they've not yet completely overtaken Windows and Mac OSX in terms of usability and application base (in the eyes of the masses, at least). This defies logic. Software development is by very definition a gradual, evolutionary process.

Anyway, you're overgeneralizing. There are many things which Linux does better, IMO. For just one example of the top of my head, I find Mutt ( to be a much better MUA than anything available on Windows.