Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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Copying OSX? Well, I don't really see how OSX has a better user experience than GNOME (given the fact that I would use roughly the same apps on OSX anyway). Sure GNOME is not perfect in any way but it's very usable for me.

The only real advantage of OSX is that Apple controlls everything. Hardware and software. Of course Linux will never be able to get to this point. But wait... what was Linux about anyway? Yeah, freedom ;)

Most of your problems seem to be related to sound or networking hardware. In both cases, Linux has great desktop integration (NetworkManager and PulseAudio), the only problem being buggy drivers. This, in the end, is a vendor problem, not a Linux problem. For every kind of hardware you can find one that works perfectly out of the box on Linux - if you chose to buy another, well, you can't blame Linux.

Finally I have to say that Linux has an *amazing* out-of-the-box hardware support.

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simply saying that linux is not to blame for anything will never solve any problems. and if you really believe that the gnome experience is on par with osx experience, than i really don't have anything else to say.
me as a user, i have the freedom to choose whatever os i want. i like the idea behind linux, i really do, but i really don't consider it ready yet.
and it's people like you that drive users away from linux. even though i clearly stated that i will only list 2 problems i found (sound and network) out of the many more, you took it out of the context and ran with it. also, i have to point out that the drivers used for both network and sound are not from the manufacturer, but from linux itself.
what you "fanboys" are missing (besides sex) is that for the end user it really doesn't matter what causes the problem, all it matters is that they have a problem.
my problems with network and sound should never happen, this is why i say that it's not ready yet.
and yes, linux has very good out of the box driver support, the only problem is that it "sort of" works sometimes.

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