Re: Why Linux will never be mainstream
- From: Walter Mautner <nodeleaf.20.eatallspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:38:36 +0100
Hadron Quark wrote:
I don't believe you. You are a liar. Even most real advocates recognise
the learning curve for most users to get to grips with Linux. How can it
It may be steeper for windows users, because they already know "something"
about windows - at least they think, and feel somehow more cosy with it.
For a newbie, there is no difference, just more help from the community and
more insight thanks to open source and the "everything is a file" paradigma
unlike the registry.
not be so : Linux is missing SW for most day to day things in a baseBS. You *may* compile for yourself to tweak it - but all software a normal
install - codecs, decent fonts etc. Invariably uptodate SW has to be
compiled. Basically nulling anything you have to say on the matter.
user needs is already there in packet manager formats. Importing windows
fonts, if necessary at all, is a breeze too.
Now, have you tried to play a dvd with barebone windows yet?
Well, salesmen want to sell something, and linux operating system is not as
Linux is generally a lot harder to setup and configure for the average
desktop user : if it wasnt it would be more widely adopted.
The facts and the adoption rate would indicate something else.
salesman friendly as windows. You are dreaming the dreams of a salesman,
Have you ever tried to setup K|X|U|buntu, or Mandriva, or Simple Mepis, as
examples? Light years ahead of windows ...
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