Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 20th Oct 2010 03:57 UTC
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2005-07-06

The reasons are always the same: computers come almost always with Windows (or Mac OS X, but that is another story), people resist change (because, let's be honest, there is a learning curve involved, even in the easiest of distributions). And my experience with Ubuntu (since the early Betas) isn't positive at all: always some serious bugs.
KDE, the most loved, complete and easy DE committed suicide. Fortunately Gnome isn't bad at all.
Having said all that, Linux is superior to Windows from almost every point of view, and now I am talking of my daily experience. When you switch on Windows, can you be productive immediately? No way!
Windows wants to update itself and then reboot, applications a & b also want to update themselves, apps x & z want to advertise their paid version...
Next you have a BSOD and you must repair you computer, next you have a freeze...
I had the crazy idea to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Edition to Ultimate: no more BSODs (and why is that?) but more freezes and now I can't find a working WI-FI driver...
At the end of the day I find myself using Linux much more than Windows, and my favourite games (only 3) work better and better under Crossover Games.

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by jbauer on Wed 20th Oct 2010 09:08 in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

The reasons are always the same: computers come almost always with Windows (or Mac OS X, but that is another story), people resist change (because, let's be honest, there is a learning curve involved, even in the easiest of distributions). And my experience with Ubuntu (since the early Betas) isn't positive at all: always some serious bugs.
KDE, the most loved, complete and easy DE committed suicide. Fortunately Gnome isn't bad at all.
Having said all that, Linux is superior to Windows from almost every point of view, and now I am talking of my daily experience. When you switch on Windows, can you be productive immediately? No way!
Windows wants to update itself and then reboot, applications a & b also want to update themselves, apps x & z want to advertise their paid version...
Next you have a BSOD and you must repair you computer, next you have a freeze...
I had the crazy idea to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Edition to Ultimate: no more BSODs (and why is that?) but more freezes and now I can't find a working WI-FI driver...
At the end of the day I find myself using Linux much more than Windows, and my favourite games (only 3) work better and better under Crossover Games.


Nice universe you have there. I see it's warm and comfortable.

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