Re: Linux Fails The Family Test BADLY!
From: jeff (never_at_invalid.spam)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 14:04:14 -0700
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 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.
> Conclusion: Linux is a waste of time.
> Robert Strunk
I can't help but wonder why you posted this message in this newsgroup.
You have not asked for help, so that's not it. Your conclusion that
"Linux is a waste of time" is obviously going to fall on deaf ears here,
so, if your post was a troll tactic, it's doomed to fail.
Did you just mean to vent?
Linux is plainly not for your family or for you. Linux is, in my
opinion, a superior system to Windows XP in most (but not all) ways, but
it definitely requires more technical savvy and dedication. My advice
to you is to go back to Windows XP and install all of the shields and
filters that you can. If you ever get the itch to try Linux again, do
it on a standalone "test" system that won't interfere with the family.