Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE: I'm in the minority but
by moondevil on Mon 24th Jun 2013 06:26 UTC in reply to "I'm in the minority but"
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I also like Ubuntu LTS, except for the update that makes certain broadcom drivers only work in IPv6 mode.

Now I have to use a cable to talk to my IPv4 router, while my other OSs are happily talking to it.

Since 1994, no matter how much GNU/Linux improves, tinkering is always required. Problem is I no longer have the same disposition as I used to have. ;)

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RE[2]: I'm in the minority but
by Laurence on Mon 24th Jun 2013 06:37 in reply to "RE: I'm in the minority but"
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I'm yet to find an OS that doesn't require tinkering. OS's are so massively complicated beasts these days that it's impossible to cater for all personal preferences and hardware ranges out of the box.

As the saying goes: you can please some of the people some of the time. But you cannot please everyone all of the time.

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I'm yet to find an OS that doesn't require tinkering.

Too true, however most Linux distributions have problems with some of the most basic things. With OS X and Windows, say for wi-fi, it's simple. Install the driver if necessary, connect. With Linux, you may have to tinker with the wi-fi drivers just to make them work and this is not user-friendly, nor should it be necessary. It's even worse when an update breaks the working drivers you've already set up, and this is far more common in Linux land than in Windows or OS X. I wish it weren't so, but it is and until this is resolved you will never be able to consider any distribution to be user-friendly. Power user-friendly, certainly, but never for your average user unless they've got a techie friend to maintain it for them.

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