Re: Why I like Linux (but an not really satisfied)
From: Thomas Wootten (tw296_at_nospam.cam.ac.uk)
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:37:00 +0100
Mark Healey wrote:
> Let's talk about the shortcomings of Linux.
> THE GUIs: They all suck.<snip>
I disagree, but GUI's is a very personal-opinion thing.
> CONFIGURATION IS A NIGHTMARE: If you want to be come a dedicated computer
> setter-upper and configurator it's reasonable to plow through the poorly
> written documentation to edit the text files but for people who just want
> to get things done it isn't.
Not with SuSE. Not with Mandriva. And try Webmin. All GUI config tools that
give access to most configuration.
> THE DOCUMENTATION: There is a huge gap in it for mid level users. There
> seems to be plenty of stuff for secretaries who just want step by step
> instructions. There is also plenty for people with comp-sci degrees who
> can read complex specs. There is nothing for those of us in the middle.
Go to a decent bookshop. Look for a good book. Buy it.
-- Tom Wootten, Trinity Hall. oof.trinhall.cam.ac.uk There was only ever one valid use for the notorious <blink> tag: Schrodinger's cat is <blink>not</blink> dead.