Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jul 2005 17:35 UTC, submitted by PapaPitufo
Linux Asa Dotzler, from the Mozilla foundation, has just written an interesting analysis describing why Linux is not ready for desktops yet, and suggests four main categories that must be addressed to improve this.
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nice try
by netpython on Wed 20th Jul 2005 18:05 UTC
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2005-07-06

A user should be able to install Fedora Core 4 and go grab the latest Firefox release from Download.com and have it work without the need for finding and installing compat-libstdc++ or whatever.

Bullsh..,the user only has to download a *.tar.gz,unzip it in some folder in his/her home directory and run ./firefox-installer and link the icon.Now how easier can it be than that i ask you?

A poster allready mentioned it in some other thread:usage doesn't come free with any other OS either,you have to get familiar with the basics.This is true for Linux,OSX and a lot of other OS's windows incl.

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RE: nice try
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 18:49 in reply to "nice try"
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Actually, if you try to install Firefox from the Mozilla.org tarball on a FC4 box, you need to make sure compat-libstdc++3.2 or something like that is installed. You also need xorg-x11-deprecated-libs or something like that.

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RE[2]: nice try
by JLF65 on Wed 20th Jul 2005 19:28 in reply to "RE: nice try"
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2005-07-06

Actually, if you try to install Firefox from the Mozilla.org tarball on a FC4 box, you need to make sure compat-libstdc++3.2 or something like that is installed. You also need xorg-x11-deprecated-libs or something like that.

Yeah, you NEVER run into stuff like that in Windows! Excuse me - mfc42 just finished downloading, so now I can install a Windows app I wanted to check out. Then it's off to find the VB runtime so I can install another app I wanted to try. But thankfully, I'll never be bothered by trying to find dependencies for Windows apps!

(It's called sarcasm. It's fun and therapeutic. Try it sometime.)

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