Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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RE[3]: Bleh... not enough.
by Nelson on Sat 4th Aug 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bleh... not enough."
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I had a really long reply all written, but my Asus Transformer force closed the browser. Heh.

But to sum it up, I think KDE lacks a designer or 12, and a direction. Qt is in a questionable state. The Linux Desktop as a whole needs a unified rallying cry.

Its fine to have niches and fill them, but there needs to be a standard bearer somewhere. Let's stop rewriting the sound subsystem for the 12th time and work on fixing some gaping ux issues.

Don't think I'm saying the Linux Desktop is doomed, it just isn't good, at this point in time. Things will change. Look at what Valve is doing.

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v RE[4]: Bleh... not enough.
by delta0.delta0 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 09:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Bleh... not enough."
RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by ze_jerkface on Sat 4th Aug 2012 20:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Why was this post voted down?

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RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by bassbeast on Sun 5th Aug 2012 23:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Except the masses DON"T CARE ABOUT FLEXIBILITY and never have. Never read "the illusion of choice" and how choices tend to make the users frustrated and angry?

The reason linux sits practically off the chart because its so low is because its a mess, pure and simple. the defaults suck, both KDE and Gnome simply don't have enough devs, in fact Gnome Shell is practically a ghost town when it comes to devs, the sound and video subsystems are deep fried poo that break waaaay too damned often, the entire thing from the kernel on up is in constant flux and is frankly in many cases beta quality, its a mess man!

Here read this, and i apologize if the links don't come out right, one is from one of the Red hat devs pointing out how broken and unsustainable the current system is, how there simply aren't enough guys to allow any quality control AT ALL because the thing is just too big and the devs are trying to control too much, and the second is a list of over 100 obvious problems Linux will have to fix before getting any real mainstream support or OEMs to really get behind it. if you are truly open minded and not a FOSS zealot these will illuminate the true situation for you.

https://plus.google.com/109922199462633401279/posts/HgdeFDfRzNe

http://linuxfonts.narod.ru/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.c...

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