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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kopernikus
Member since:
2009-08-24

"Ooops...., ok lets go to adobe.com, download installer navigate to download dir and doubleclick AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin. Now we get some "Open with..." dialog asking for an application to handle the filetype ".bin". Ooops....


How about going to adobe.com, selecting your operating system (say, ubuntu) and downloading the deb file?
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LOL! Have you tried or are you just trolling? FWIW There is no "operating system" called ubuntu at adobe.com (are you really expecting Adobe to ship a native package for X+100 PMs out there?).

cheers

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

(are you really expecting Adobe to ship a native package for X+100 PMs out there?).


There's basically deb and rpm. that's 2, not 100.

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

LOL! Have you tried or are you just trolling? FWIW There is no "operating system" called ubuntu at adobe.com (are you really expecting Adobe to ship a native package for X+100 PMs out there?).

cheers


Oh noes, you have to select the deb package ;)

Too bad for adobe for not providing a short list of common deb based distros inside the deb option, just for reference (namely debian and ubuntu), but still.
They could take a look at skype's download options.

Edited 2009-08-25 08:02 UTC

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