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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Sheesh!
by Peter Ashford on Wed 30th Apr 2003 12:18 UTC

I can't beleive that everyone is so negative about the progress that Linux has made on the desktop - it's improving at a huge rate of knotts.

I recently installed Linux on a file server at work and all my workmates were very impressed with the GUI (RH8). Especially impressed with multiple users remotely using a desktop on the machine.

IMO the linux desktop is good now and improving rapidly... so I'm satisfied, at least. And contrary to the article, I don't think that closing source and charging for software is the way to get the best out of OS developers! I'm sure there are a lot of other developers there who think "right, you want me to contribute code to your system, but you've got the core bits under lock and key... Riiiiight, and can see what a GREAT deal this is for me!"

Code freedom is the best thing about linux and the reason it is successful *despite* not having the most polished desktop interface ever.

Peter.