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I'm beginning to think you didn't even look.
I'm beginning to think you did a Google search and were quick on the trigger to declare victory. Did you even read what you posted?

Congratulations on pulling 5+ year old information into this thread that's not even applicable anymore.

Pathetic.
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While many good points have been made in this thread, please remember to take all points with a grain of salt, and to make your own judgement after appropriate research has been conducted.

Like mentioned, linux is simply an os, that while it does need some tender love to get working flawlessly, it is possible, and over the last decade gotten much easier. Hardware support has risen to a point that was previously thought unachievable, and open source software support is just insane. Yet the biggest argument is that it does not run this program, or that. But why should that be the fault of of a free, open source operating system who had NOTHING to do with that program?! Its the developers of these programs that are to be held accountable, and from a financial standpoint it appears that while they are aware of the linux movement, its not yet financially feasable to make applications supported for linux, yet. But maybe users should take that onto themselves to write developers in a plea, and see what can be done.

What i also find interesting is that on a site filled with modders, overclockers, tinkerers, and skilled peoples with other trades, linux is a challenge. We spend so much time doing it is whatever we do that make us unique, yet when we try linux cry that this doesnt work, or that that took 5 extra minutes. Does no one remember the days before windows xp? before windows 98? before 95? The nightmares and long nights, and early mornings that went into getting the operating system setup!?

And finally, while i do find open debates like this an interesting addition to OCN, lets please remember to keep this inside the Terms of Service, and like previously mentioned, useres whom are interested in linux, please take EVERYTHING you find with a grain of salt. Many users have different experiences.

-Greensystemsgo


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Originally Posted by Darthfett
Linux has its strengths and its flaws, which is clearly visible in the difference between its server market vs its consumer product market. There are some great engineering accomplishments in linux, such as the ability to download and install just about everything you need without even opening up a web browser, but there are also basic problems that haven't been solved.

Hardware support is almost never an issue in any other operating system, whereas in Linux it is common for something not to work, which almost always requires a good linux knowledge base just to solve.

The real issue with why people don't use Linux, is that they don't already use Linux. If you already use Mac or Windows, you can switch between with relative ease, due to the fact that many applications run natively on both. However, with Linux, you either have to use WINE or something similar to get something working, or switch to an alternative application which often doesn't work wonderfully (I'm looking at you, LibreOffice/OOo).

This problem is comparable to the reason that people don't type in Dvorak. Why switch when you're "fast enough", and you would have to relearn everything?

I've pretty much given up on linux, as I have often shut down my computer having done nothing to any configuration, later to boot to a black screen with a completely unreadable error message. At least with Windows, their BSoDs are almost always hardware related (and thus easily fixable via part replacement).

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