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Last post Author Topic: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You  (Read 16290 times)

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2007, 12:10:12 AM »
Quote from: mouser
I don't know the inner debates about this so i'm definitely not going to take sides -- and the truth is i'm friendly to the idea of retaining some control and guiding direction in the hands of a small group of people than many in the open source community, but i do find it interesting.
I agree that having it in the hands of a small group would be preferable, if the group is responsive to users, I don't mean just geeks and nerds either.
They have to be responsive to all potential users also.
Unless it's accessable to the mainstream it will never evolve.

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2007, 12:21:39 AM »
I think reasons one to four are not true. Most PC users know of, or heard of Linux.

I think there is only one reason for lack of Linux popularity, considering it is free : It is not user friendly.

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2007, 11:33:13 AM »
This seems like an OK thread to ask WHY does one have to use terminal/konsol?  Is a windows-like install difficult because of so many different Linux flavors or differences in Intel and AMD architecture or all the above or some other considerations?

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2007, 12:02:36 PM »
Ever since I was forced to install Linux on a partition of my laptop for a school project, I've been dabbing with Linux, tempted to switch full time to it, but always coming back to my Windows partition.  Main issues that keep me in Linux is the lack of support for hardware.  I'm specially annoyed that mi wireless card, which has native Linux drivers, is not supported out of the box by way too many distributions.   I was not able to get my printer or camera to work either.   I could probably get it to work.  But I don't have the time, so I always end up booting back into Windows, which fully recognizes everything I throw at it, and where installing a driver is reduced to downloading from the manufacturer and running the installation program, no hunting for dependencies and compiling stuff.

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2007, 10:06:57 PM »
I really like Linux. The idea of running full open-source with no "limits" on software, or what I am listening to in Big-Brother-Is-Watching-Over-Me iTunes (by accepting the agreement, remember: DON'T USE ITUNES TO CREATE NUCLEAR WARHEADS OR OTHER MISSILES - thats from the actual agreement...no, Apple isn't insane...:P), and the added effect of "You use Linux?" are just bonuses to a list of things that I liked about it when I tried it for the first time. I do hate the horrible, awful, insane "installation" process. Hence why I never have any new software on my Linux partitions ;D.

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Re: 13 Reasons Why Linux Won't Make it to a Desktop Near You
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2007, 11:07:58 AM »
Well i think software like glade or kdevelop have some restrictions why not RAD tool like delphi in linux?
it could run on wxwisgets.But should have no restriction like QT.