Linked by Jay Sabol on Fri 4th Oct 2002 00:49 UTC
Red Hat Well, here on OSNews, there has been plenty of discussion about Red Hat 8, what it is, what it isn't, the Bluecurve look and many other features and issues. I ordered Red Hat 8 Personal Edition and decided to see how close Red Hat 8 may be to a distribution that Joe and Jane User could install and use.
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peer... Linux isnt for dummies
by nelson marques on Tue 8th Oct 2002 16:19 UTC

Red Hat doesnt do miracles. It is easy, accurate and it does work. The average user or gets used it just like it got used to Win9x/ME/XP or continues using Windows. It's rather nice to think in a world powered up by Linux, but Linux isnt for the average user, thats the point... And LINUX WONT EVER BEAT MICROSOFT ON THE DESKTOPS because of simple things like: 99% of hardware vendors dont support their equipment in Linux, the average user though having drivers, lets say, driver for Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000, he wont ever install it, because he needs to compile it and so on, and the company of cource wont make a module for every kernel version and branches available... So... dont expect miracles... If you like KDE because it is too much Windows alike, well, that's your own problem, just dont gun down a distro like Red Hat because of it... Just for the record, Red Hat and SuSE real invest on linux and have a fair product, most of the other distro's dont come with anything new or any development, just packagers... parasites... Also dont forget a bit of the GNOME history, who betted most on GNOME devel ? Red Hat !! right ?? Since they have much more GNOME hackers than KDE hackers, wouldnt it be so predictable that the GNOME rip was far better then the KDE one ? It's Red Hat's experience with GNOME wich made them strip GNOME2 much better than KDE... Peace man... Just be a bit more realistic and for miracles, call in God and ask for them... else, pray in the nearest church.