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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ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

I use Linux in my day job. I also use Windows Server 2008/2012. Neither of these requires the same level of 'faffing' about as Windows 7 does on a daily basis. I sometimes wonder if one bit of MS knows what any other bit is doing.

I don't know what "faffing" is supposed to mean but if you're doing anything to Windows 7 on a daily basis other than using it, you're doing something wrong.

Linux is getting there but it isn't there yet. In the meantime, MS is getting left behind in ever so many ways.

I've been hearing this exact same nonsense for well over a decade..literally. So when is linux finally going to "get there"? As a desktop it's never been more than a flash in the pan. Also, in what way is MS getting left behind? They completely dominate the desktop market to the degree that there's no point in even mentioning any of the competition, if you could justify calling it that.

To put it nicely, your claims are less than convincing.

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rr7.num7 Member since:
2010-04-30

I've been hearing this exact same nonsense for well over a decade..literally. So when is linux finally going to "get there"? As a desktop it's never been more than a flash in the pan. Also, in what way is MS getting left behind? They completely dominate the desktop market to the degree that there's no point in even mentioning any of the competition, if you could justify calling it that.

To put it nicely, your claims are less than convincing.


Based on the context of his whole comment, It seems pretty obvious to me that when he said "Linux is getting there", he meant "good enough to fulfill my needs". Anyway, the rest of his claims are pretty straightforward: Windows 7 is not very suitable for his needs. Since you're calling them unconvincing, I guess you know his needs better than he does?

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Based on the context of his whole comment, It seems pretty obvious to me that when he said "Linux is getting there", he meant "good enough to fulfill my needs".

What he actually said was, "Linux is getting there but it isn't there yet. In the meantime, MS is getting left behind in ever so many ways." That sure doesn't sound like he's referring to his needs, but rather in general as a blanket statement. Making the claim isn't good enough, make your case instead.

Anyway, the rest of his claims are pretty straightforward: Windows 7 is not very suitable for his needs. Since you're calling them unconvincing, I guess you know his needs better than he does?

...No, of course not. While he did reference his needs, he also makes sweeping comments. I suppose you thought ignoring that would lend more to your own comments. But, no.

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