Linked by David Adams on Mon 24th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Linux A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt. There truly are a large amount of resources being dedicated to the development of Linux and its operating system halo (DEs, drivers, apps, etc). Some of these resources are from large companies (IBM, Red Hat, Novell). Why isn't Linux more user-friendly? Is this an inherent limitation with open source software?
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One company is working on UFness
by OurGodlivz on Mon 24th Aug 2009 11:53 UTC
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Canonical (i.e. the company behind Ubuntu). I think we can easily say that they have had the most interest and put the most programming hours put into making Linux more user friendly than any other company in the past 2-3 years. I think if there are a few more companies like canonical we might start to have some really nice user experiences (without an expert doing the set up).

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