Linked by kvaruni on Mon 11th Jul 2005 14:48 UTC
Linux The true reason for this article is to point out some sensitive points and to start a discussion. Hopefully, this discussion will produce some useful outcome and if some people in the Linux community are willing to listen to them, I would already be very enthusiastic. Let's start, shall we?
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why are these articles needed....
by mail4asim on Tue 12th Jul 2005 13:33 UTC
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2005-07-12

Linux is definitely not user friendly .. for people with little computer experience. I am getting tired of having to make entries in FSTAB so it will recognize all the partitions.
I am also tired of having to go through the xfree setup to get it just right.
The fonts still hurt my eyes... and yes they have improved significantly but they still are not up to par with the windows fonts.
I am also tired of having to add newly installed programs to the gnome menu manually.. why can't they just show up in the gnome menu like windows newly installed programs..
I know KDE has kappfinder.. but half the distros I know don't include that anymore...
The OSX gui speed and fonts are the best unix has to offer. Linux can get there too.. but that is what the article is about.. how to get developers realize this and get something started.
I understand that a lot of people are frustrated with these "improve linux" articles.. but these discussions are needed to get things moving.

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Linux is definitely not user friendly .. for people with little computer experience. I am getting tired of having to make entries in FSTAB so it will recognize all the partitions.

And in my experience Linux is very user friendly for people with little computer experience.
Unless you think managing viruses/adware/fragmenting is user friendly on Windows.
I NEVER edited fstab in any distro for it to recognize a partition. I now know you are a MS shill.

I am also tired of having to go through the xfree setup to get it just right.

Even though in the rare cases this has to be done, it has to be done once. But you manage to do it often ?

The fonts still hurt my eyes... and yes they have improved significantly but they still are not up to par with the windows fonts.

So why do you not install them ? Every distro propose this option !! You can even do it yourself easily.

I am also tired of having to add newly installed programs to the gnome menu manually.. why can't they just show up in the gnome menu like windows newly installed programs..

They can and every distro does it. So now I know you are a troll.

I know KDE has kappfinder.. but half the distros I know don't include that anymore...

Of course, the one that don't include it put the icons on the menus, that's why.

The OSX gui speed and fonts are the best unix has to offer. Linux can get there too.. but that is what the article is about.. how to get developers realize this and get something started.

No, the article is not about that, and your specific fonts problems are solved since a long time. There are other, more technical problems with fonts, but your problems are not one of them.

I understand that a lot of people are frustrated with these "improve linux" articles.. but these discussions are needed to get things moving.

They are when the author has a clue. I still have to see one that has a clue.

Ookaze

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