Re: Linux Fails The Family Test BADLY!
From: Pickled pigs knuckles (the_general_vicinity_of_at_home_somewhere.com)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:41:48 -0500
Robert Strunk wrote:
> A month after wiping the family computer of Windows XP and installing
> the SUSE 9.3 Professional Linux my good intentions are being
> challenged. What started out as a way for me to cut down on computer
> fiddling has turned into my worst nightmare.
> The family HATES LINUX, and I mean HATES!
> The biggest problems are with my teenagers and the web sites they
> visit, which are laden with plugins and so forth, that simply do not
> work well with Linux.
> Another sore point is kopete and gaim neither of which seem to be able
> to support downloadable buddy icons, can't save messages very well and
> disconnect at all times randomly for now reason. Yahoo chat seems to
> have it's problems as well. The exact same machine and an iMac that I
> also use has no such problems.
> The USB storage devices that the kids use to sneaker net files and
> stuff to and from school work sometimes, other times don't work at all.
> The kids absolutely HATE Amarok and want their Rahpsody back again.
> My daughter is working on a team project with several schoolmates and
> as a result they are sending files back and forth via email as well as
> with the forementioned USB devices.
> She has had never ending troubles converting the files, editing them
> and then converting them back to Microsoft formats just so the others,
> all of which who are using Windows and OSX, can read them.
> Online gaming doesn't work properly with most sites.
> Many internet streaming sites (radio) don't work because they are WMP
> only, or even if they support Realplayer the site doesn't realize that
> I HAVE the Linux realplayer installed.
> It's just a mess and quite frankly I have had all I can take of Linux.
> I can't imagine anyone who would want to waste so much time trying to
> make things fucntion correctly under Linux.
> I've installed SUSE 9.3 three different times with the same results.
> Linux may be ready for the laboratory, or basic surfing and email, but
> I suggest ANYONE interested in converting the family PC to Linux, to
> let their kids, especially teens, loose on the system for a couple of
> days before comitting to it.
> The average teen is going to HATE Linux.
> Believe me, all 4 of mine did and so did their friends when they
> brought their ipod and ipod clones over and in one case Linux erased
> all the files in the dammed thing. It was an iRiver I think and yes it
> was the users fault, but Linux was so confusing they had no idea what
> they were doing.
Real conclusion: You're full of shit and too stupid to own any kind of
computer. You couldn't lie any better if it was your picture next to the word
in the dictionary. Try again, idiot troll.