Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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So do it...
by IL on Wed 30th Apr 2003 01:04 UTC

I totally agree. Especially with that arcane file-system crap that I have to put up with Linux nowadays.
What? You think I'm some sort of illiterate? Got my start way back in the Apple/Commodore days and been everywhere from Mainframe, *NIX, Mac, OS/2, Windows and more.

POSIX? Screw POSIX compatibility. It doesn't make sense to the user. ONE DISTRO and ALL APPS specifically tailored to that ONE DISTRO.

Let me give an example of how stupid things currently are. RedHat 7.2 installation. How do I allow another computer to print through my computer? Well, just "man lpr" or "man lpd", right?
WRONG! Because RedHat (not picking on RedHat, every distro does it their way) puts the conf file SOMEWHERE ELSE. And it is not even named like it says in the man page. Cause all they did was pick up the man pages from somewhere and slap it on. Check on-line? You get 5 different answers.

THIS SUCKS. Linux expert or no. Where did POSIX get you?