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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the problem with *nix desktop dev
by josh on Wed 30th Apr 2003 03:21 UTC

is that it's all done by programmers! We haven't the foggiest idea what a regular joe user needs...we make things that work logically for us. I know how to enter my credit card on a web purchase form...but my sales doubled when I put up a picture of a cc and identified the various information they need to type with a legend. Linux is too smart for the desktop. dumb it down and it will sell like chitlins.