Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Jun 2006 12:52 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Mac OS X "I kept my Linux desktop, but moved most of my daily work to the laptop. I also repartitioned my hard drive and reinstalled Mac OS X to give myself space to use Linux/PPC. I tried to get used to Mac OS X for six months, but when a new version of XFree86 came out and supported my video card fully, I finally switched away from Mac OS X. Why? There are plenty of reasons, most of them related to my primary goal."
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Linux Desktop
by juvvadi on Sun 4th Jun 2006 13:15 UTC
juvvadi
Member since:
2006-01-19

I have never tried Mac OS X. Linux has been my desktop since 1994. I do get tempted once in a while when I look at the beautiful Mac hardware but I had a suspicion that I would have a frustration just like
you have if ever I try.

Your experience confirms it. TO all those who keep pronouncing that how linux is not ready for desktop,
there are people like me who find Linux easier than
either Windows or Mac. Ease of use doesn't end with having a GUI. Ease of use also comes with how aesthetically the underlying system is designed.

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RE: Linux Desktop
by eMagius on Sun 4th Jun 2006 15:59 in reply to "Linux Desktop"
eMagius Member since:
2005-07-06

Ease of use also comes with how aesthetically the underlying system is designed.

Yet GNU/Linux is a nightmare in that regard compared to the BSDs, Solaris, et al.

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RE[2]: Linux Desktop
by Bending Unit on Sun 4th Jun 2006 17:36 in reply to "RE: Linux Desktop"
Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

The best Linux can hope for is hiding the underlying system from the users. It really needs some modernisation.

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RE: Linux Desktop
by spook on Mon 5th Jun 2006 00:00 in reply to "Linux Desktop"
spook Member since:
2006-01-09

there are people like me who find Linux easier than
either Windows or Mac.
=====================

How is this comment modded up to 4 when he proclaims that Linux is easier to use then OSX when earlier in his post he has admitted he has never tried OSX


very strange....

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RE: Linux Desktop
by Duffman on Mon 5th Jun 2006 19:35 in reply to "Linux Desktop"
Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

"Ease of use doesn't end with having a GUI. Ease of use also comes with how aesthetically the underlying system is designed."

Yeah, I want you to say that to my mom ...

Edited 2006-06-05 19:54

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