Re: Why Linux will never be mainstream
- From: Hadron Quark <hadronquark@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 01:59:22 +0100
John Hasler <john@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Hadron Quark writes:
Linux is generally a lot harder to setup and configure for the average
Linux is at least as easy to set up and configure (something most Windows
user never do to Windows).
ONLY if you are lucky with your HW. Most people are not. I have got 3
people to install Linux - all have had loads of problems. We stuck with
it and they are almost converted, but to deny issues is plain dumb.
...if it wasnt it would be more widely adopted.
Linux has not been widely adopted because it does not come preinstalled on
I'm surprised you believe that. And even if you did, there is a reason
for it. Linux was not ready for desktops in the same time frame as
Windows. It still isn't : multimedia can be a pain to setup, HW support
is flakey at best for ATI cards, gaming is not there and openGL needs
the boost that the PS3 might give it.
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