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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Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

Someone said: "Linux is way behind".
Behind what?

An insecure OS, an OS that is only allowed on certain hardware? What do you mean with "behind".

Userfriendlyness starts with "user", a human, these happen to very very divers, so we can discuss this matter for the next 10 years to come and it will not bring anything.

Win/Lin/Osx there is not that much difference once one get used to one or the other. Pick the one that does the job.

Edited 2009-08-24 16:23 UTC

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Someone ..


I am 100% sure your not "someone" that your name is not rockwell or duke leto ( a fictional character in the Dune universe ).

Lintards can't pay attention


I guess , we don't pay attention to lies , slander libel and defamation with no connection to reality.

Thus, invented dreamland statistics


What statistics would that be ? I personnaly spoke of rankings by usage. What Your usual scripted nonsense is not adapated to my real comment yet ? what a surprise.

As far as Linux on the desktop ... please:


It's GNU/Linux , your discussing the OS.



More libel , slander and defamation , Hater nonsense , hosted on GNU/Linux , blog.

I guess , I missed your very large submission/accepted contribution here on OsNews , that show your point :

http://www.osnews.com/user/uid:3004/submissions

>>> No data found. <<<

Figured as much ...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18



If you dedicate a blog to your hate of Linux (or Windows or OXS or ...) you're a moron with too much time and too little life.

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