Originally Posted by Shrak
We already knew that Linux was faster and all around better. But until people move to it, developers won't touch OpenGL as long as they're using Windows and DirectX.
The annoying thing was developers did use OpenGL, and then Microsoft made some fake stuff up with Vista that was pretty much limiting OpenGL support to 1.0 and a slow way of doing it at that, hence why everyone went DX. OpenGL's (Or at least, a subset) used on the Wii and PS3 iirc too, so it's not the amount of users that limits it.
Originally Posted by KissMyWookie
Until everything can be configured through a GUI, mainstream users or even office server admins will not be interested in using Linux. I tried Ubuntu fairly recently, to setup a LAMP server, but was disappointed by how much still had to be done through editing text configuration files.
I eventually settled on OpenSuSE, which is much better because of the YaST configuration tool, but there are still things that have to be configured through text editors and the command line.
Power management on Linux is still in very poor shape compared to Windows. I'm having trouble getting my monitor to turn off instead of just displaying a black screen. It's crazy!
Is this really your complaint...? If you're setting up a LAMP based server, you'll know how to edit text configuration files. Even if you're doing the Windows equivalent I bet you have to. For most normal tasks (Eg. Go on facebook, play flash games on it, check email, installing programs, etc) everything is done through a GUI and has been since 2008 at least. If you do a lot more than that, even in Windows, you tend to have to use the CLI. For example I have to use cmd to move Program Files, Program Files (x86) and the Users folder for separate HDDs in Windows, because it speeds up stuff by having them separate to the main OS. It's the same with Linux, really, if you want to do stuff that only an enthusiast would really do then you'll have to use the Terminal.
And if you're an office server admin who has no interest in CLI based stuff, you're not an admin. It's as simple as that, a real admin recognizes that CLIs are extremely powerful and arguably faster than GUIs for a lot of admin tasks. (Eg. Setting up an automatic backup)
Why else does Linux own the server world?Edited by Brutuz - 2/13/12 at 7:12pm