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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You just re-invented Mac OS X!
by Tom Limoncelli on Wed 30th Apr 2003 18:50 UTC

I'm fairly anti-Mac, but I bought a PowerBook G4 2 months ago because I wanted real UNIX on my laptop (I was getting tied of the limits of CygWin) and the ability to burn DVDs was appealing. I found that it has most everything that you listed in your article.

By the way, the library dependency problems of Linux just don't exist in FreeBSD. If you want a package that requires other packages, just install the package you want, it will find everything else. Backwards compatibility isn't so much of a problem because older libraries can co-exist with newer ones. Heck, some vendors ship binaries compiled on FreeBSD 3.0 because they "just work"... even on FreeBSD 5.0.