Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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It is boring....
by autumnlover on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:14 UTC
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

People buy Vista, people use Vista and there was at least eight "years of desktop Linux" already.

Not everyone needs Firefox and OpenOffice only. And not everyone prefers Amarok over Winamp. And not everyone prefers to play Open Arena over World Of Warcraft.

And until there will be any need to manually edit xorg.conf, fstab etc. to do anything else with PC than web browsing or starting OO.org then GNU/Linuxes will stay at 1% of the market.

Vista sucks, that is certain, but I afraid that any kind of GNU/Linux as desktop solution sucks even more.

Do not blame people who do not want become hackers to use washing machine or microwave oven. The same rule apply for using the computer.

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RE: It is boring....
by fretinator on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:28 in reply to "It is boring...."
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

And until there will be any need to manually edit xorg.conf, fstab etc. to do anything else with PC than web browsing or starting OO.org then GNU/Linuxes will stay at 1% of the market.


Those days are gone. I have many Linux boxes throughout my house. I do not have to edit these files. The funny things is that you can even delete the xorg.conf file on most systems and not have a problem. It is autogenerated.

But the fun part about myths is that they are fun to tell, over and over. Wide-eyed children world-wide enjoy hearing these scary stories of editing config files, cringing under their covers as they drift of to sleep...

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RE[2]: It is boring....
by dauger on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:38 in reply to "RE: It is boring...."
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2006-01-17


Those days are gone. I have many Linux boxes throughout my house. I do not have to edit these files. The funny things is that you can even delete the xorg.conf file on most systems and not have a problem. It is autogenerated.


They aren't gone completely. Many users of Fedora 9 had to edit xorg.conf to get the desktop to load right out of the box. I was one of them.

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RE[2]: It is boring....
by autumnlover on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:01 in reply to "RE: It is boring...."
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

If so then how to automount a new fat32/ntfs partition for read/write access at startup, without editing fstab?

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