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On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 20:20:20 +0000, George Graves The OP did. In exactly those terms. I asked politely why he needed that particular functionality that badly, but he hasn't bothered to reply. I would...
I don't think that anybody is characterizing Linux as "poo" here. It's the misleading idea that Linux can replace Windows and the Mac as THE desktop solution, that's in question here. It can't. It has neither the breadth or depth of software to do that. And while it looks as if many of the modern distributions seem to have addressed a lot of the issues buttociated with breaking Linux out of its "geek" mold (Like software installation), there are still a lot of issues left. Having an unsupported video card can still, so I've been told, bring a Linux install to its knees. Adding or changing hardware drivers can still be daunting. And one still has to deal with too much CLI ('any' is the definition of "too much" here) for the average Joe to embrace the platform. The fact is that the average computer user is simply not equipped to deal with stuff like this. I'm glad that Linux is progressing. Someday it might be at least as easy to use as Windows, if not quite as easy as the Mac. At that time, I hope it beats Microsoft's butt all over the world. But to say that it's ready for primetime now is to completely ignore reality. Being premature with this kind of advocacy is simply "crying wolf." Not good for credibility in the long run.
-- George Graves ------------------ "Windows sucks. There's no doubt about it." Bill Gates - CES-2005, Las Vegas, Nevada