There is something wrong with this rush to the smartphone market.
Surely there is a stable desktop market. As for myself, I'll have a hard
time moving off Gnome2. If I get shoved off a cliff, I may have to
move to Linux Mint/Mate.
To be completely fair, that can apply to any operating system under sun. You will always find people posting about problems on support forums. Things are odd like that.
Originally Posted by AJenbo
Not trying to be a dick, and I agree that to say there are no problems is not true, but using Google as a counterargument is counterproductive.
Linux does have problems, because if it does not - it is perfect, which means it has no place to expand, which in turn means its dead.
Originally Posted by Lugaidster
Fact that Linux is actively developed, hence postulates that it has problems. No arguing here.
But the WAY these problems are depicted, their nature explained, weither they really exist and weither it is being Linux source of the problem or monopolistic third party, that simply vetos resolution.
This is the relevant detail.
This is exactly why above mentioned list is bullsh!t - it has major problems by preverting such details.
Is it tough living with autism?
Originally Posted by droidhacker
I'm sorry, but you're misinterpreting the purpose of the list. The list presents problems, not reasons for those problems. From the point of view of a regular Desktop user, if the printer doesn't work, it doesn't matter why, only that it doesn't. The reasons for the problems presented can be many. For example, if you ask hardware developer companies why Linux has crappy GPU support, they'll say (some) that's it's because there's no ABI so it makes it hard for them to write the drivers and support them. If you ask Kernel developers (some) it's because they aren't open enough or supportive enough (Case in point, the Linus-Nvidia debacle a few days ago). Maybe both points of view are wrong, maybe the reason is completely different; I don't know, users don't know, they don't care and, again, it doesn't matter. Because those problems are still there, and there are many that just wish to ignore them rather than acknowledge them, and without that first step, no real resolution will ever come. New hardware will continue to be released, new proprietary versions of those libraries to interface with that hardware will continue to be released as well as new technologies around that, and so, with the current approach, there will always be a lag.
Originally Posted by crazycheese
Many old computers do run great on Linux, some much better than when they had Windows. But that's not the case with new(ish) hardware and new(ish) technologies.
There's something wrong with your translator. Winboys wants Linux to be like Windows, but Windows sucks. It's popular, because of games and software. That's all. Bring games and software to Linux and Windows will die. Windows is terribly broken, so there are no reasons (except mentioned) to use this virus ware.
Originally Posted by gamerk2
What's true is Windows 7 is still broken by design (using dos principles...). It's not better, because it's still terribly broken. Vista was even worse nightmare, so this 95 example is flawed.
Originally Posted by johnc
Linux has superior hardware support to Windows and OS X which depend on third party's that saves them.
Originally Posted by Terseus
Most of this is simply bullshit written by a dumb troll. Dot.
Originally Posted by birdie