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Linux not ready for consumer desktop October 29, 2004

Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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I personally agree with this guy. Linux is a good OS but its not nearly as easy as Windows or the Mac. If you can find me a mother or grandmother who can change their runlevel, build a module, load that module and change the runlevel back and reboot and edit config files then i would be surprised. Not many technical people could do that. Also Linux does not support the wide array of devices that Windows does, take for example my USB Wireless adaptor card. Even though I found a driver online, I still couldnt get it to work at all with Linux on two systems. Its a Netgear WG121 USB Wireless adaptor. Unfortunately thats the device the Cable Company issues when you get roadrunner. Until Linux can support even the most common devices, I dont think consumer desktop adoption will be that massive.

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