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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RE: An other reason
by daddio on Thu 21st Oct 2010 23:24 UTC in reply to "An other reason"
daddio
Member since:
2007-07-14

Bah!

I don't even like to think about the aggregate hours of my life wasted reinstalling windows on other peoples PC's because they couldn't (a lot of times it was after they tried anyway... teehee)

That reason is a smokescreen for the truth, which is most people couldn't install ANY O.S. on ANY computer.

Hows the level of difficulty install for MacOS X on bare hardware? What? You don't know? Me neither. Move along.

Linux superior driver support makes it easier 9 times out of 10, than Windows. The only exception might be installing on a netbook with no optical media, which is no picnic for windows either.

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RE[2]: An other reason
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:16 in reply to "RE: An other reason"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

That reason is a smokescreen for the truth, which is most people couldn't install ANY O.S. on ANY computer.

Sure they can. All they have to do is press the any key. ;)

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RE[2]: An other reason
by reez on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:54 in reply to "RE: An other reason"
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

Linux superior driver support makes it easier 9 times out of 10, than Windows. The only exception might be installing on a netbook with no optical media, which is no picnic for windows either.

IMO Linux rocks on Netbooks. Don't know why some people seem to have problems in this area. And you are right, sometimes Windows fails too, but still. Even if all OSs have there problems this is a reason for people giving up on Linux.

I always complain (well, actually these complaints never leave my head ;) ) about everyone just writes reviews on how the install went, which isn't really the main thing one cares. I mean what would happen if all those game magazines would just write about how bad or awesome the installers had been. I don't want to attack all reviews. There are good ones too, but that's an other topic anyway.

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