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Originally Posted by MaestroMaus
Originally Posted by DoDoENT
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you know, I really wonder where people get off with their expectations for Linux. Everyone says they want one that Just Works, but the definition of that isn't so simple. Just from this thread, here's what I gather:
They want all the brand new bells and whistles, they want all their programs on there out of the box, they want every multimedia codec known to man installed by default, they want a seemless ugrade path for when the NEXT great thing comes out. Oh, and it better be rock solid stable and the user better not have to do much more than input their name and password before they go.
Y'know, I'd like all that, too. But I don't know where people get off expecting all that. Since they were brought up, I can see expting everything under the sun from a Mac. For how much they cost, there's no excuse otherwise.
But I'm willing to bet most of the desktop Linux users came from the Windows camp. Have any of you guys complaining installed Windows yourselves? Do you remember how incomplete it was out of the box? How unstable it was if you did an upgrade rather than a fresh install? Whenever I had to install Windows on one of my machines, it was usually an all-weekend affair. And that's if I didn't forget anything.
Should Linux be better than that? Of course. But if it's not in your particular case.... what, you're going to go back to the other option? that has the same problems with higher cost and less freedom? Good luck with that.