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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postdiction
Member since:
2009-07-08

"Typical linux user, I do know because i have read, i am talking about the average desktop user like your mom or aunt, who will not take 30 min


What makes you think a cryptic "System Files" (what's a system file?) or "Program Files" is easier for the novice user? Not to mention the litter under the "Windows" folder. Oh yeah, that stuff is a breeze for the un-initiated.

Either you have very strong sense of sarcasm or your a dumb***


Maybe you can enlighten us then. How do I find out exactly what files an installer installed and where in Windows?
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lol, I like your attempts at making a point.

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antenna Member since:
2006-10-22

Points convincingly made if you ask me..

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postdiction Member since:
2009-07-08

Points convincingly made if you ask me..


Nobody was asking you and even if they were, you would be wrong but, thanks for playing ;-)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I like how you cant respond to the right post with the right comments.

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