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 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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by solar on Wed 30th Apr 2003 01:20 UTC

It's good to see someone actually acknowledge that not
everything about linux today is perfect. (Many people
I talk to claims so...)

The file system is a living hell for a new user. I have
seen a lot of people not finding their way around it
(including myself). It's not always obvious that dev
stands for device. (DEVelopment strikes me as a first guess)
And in my personal experience, I have to navigate through
a lot of it to make things work, even though, it seems to
me now, that it shouldn't be neccessary for me to do so.

And a good, informative graphical installer that does not
scare first time users is a good bet as well.

The distro described here would be great to attract new

If this is already taken care of, my apologies, but the
last time I tried Linux (red hat 8.0, I think) there seemed
to be a lot of different places to set up more or less the
same things. This is more confusing rather than an option.