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On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:06:40 -0600, Lin┐nutlin┐nut
Why? That's really the core of the argument. Because if Windows makes it easy, while Linux makes it hard (or even appear to be hard), then in a way it's won.
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There are three ways to look at this. Yes, it's annoying, especially when you don't have the requested dependency. At least you are being told in advance that...
Don't be daft. Flatfish whines about non-existent issues. This clearly exists.
Exactly. Jumping on him will only encourage him to think we Linuxers are ****s who can't accept any criticism of our OS. I'd very much like to think this is not so. Personally, I love Linux, but perfect it ain't.
A technically-minded user is going to take such problems in his stride. But most ordinary users aren't that proficient. They'll make a more obvious judgement - that Linux isn't as good as Windows. That they are wrong makes no difference, they'll take that perception away with them, and most probably propagate it elsewhere.
If something in Linux fails to work, I may swear, volubly, but I know that in most cases that it's not an insoluble problem, and that I can almost certainly fix it one way or another. Mr or Mrs J. Average may not realise that. Not because they are stupid but they're uneducated or ignorant - we all accept that Windows isn't designed to be an OS that users that delve into easily, right?
Sorry for ranting, but I get so sick of hearing Windows users demonised just because they stand up for the OS they're used to. A case in point: I was looking at some media files in Linux this afternoon (MPeg), and all Kaffeine would do was crash. Switched to Windows and tried WinAmp (usually a reliable app) and it choked. VLC for Windows did the same. WMP played the files just fine.
Does that make Linux pooe? No, of course not. Does that make Windows brilliant? Of course not.
There are so many factors to consider.