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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Oh my god! Someone woke up!
by H-kon on Wed 30th Apr 2003 13:23 UTC

I am glad someone brought this up.

Seems like Apple is the only one thats able to do it right the first time. I have been waiting for Linux to "rule the world" since 1998 when i was a 100% BeOS user.

What has really changed?

Fundamentally at its core, nothing has changed. You still have dependency problems, while flaming MS for its DLL hell.
You flame the teletubbies GUI of Windows XP, but havent for the most part even got the fonts straighten out OOB.

Still, the visionless stay behind defending Linux while waiting for the newest kernel because its free while much fewer developers are working on other operating systems and have gotten miniscule communities that are fundamentally much farther ahead of you.

Linux brags about having millions of developers, but i gotta say that they are doing a piss poor job if there are really that many.

Just put 1000 developers on f.ex openbeos, Amiga, SkyOS, AtheOS, Syllable or all the other much smaller operating systems being mentioned at Osnews for 18 months, and i personally believe either would kick the crap out of Linux as a desktop operating system.