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[News] Desktop GNU/Linux Very Ready for Users, Matter of User Adaptability

  • Subject: [News] Desktop GNU/Linux Very Ready for Users, Matter of User Adaptability
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:27:20 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Why GNU/Linux is ready for the Average User 

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| I find it amusing that people like to jump on 
| the Ubuntu bashing bandwagon just because an 
| installation (or some piece of setup) goes 
| astray. Ever tell the average user they need to 
| reinstall Windows? Nine times out of ten they 
| will look at you side ways (or if your a tech 
| such as myself they will ask you to do it for 
| them). Does this make Windows less popular or a 
| "not ready" operating system just because you 
| need a professional (or someone with at least 
| some know-how) to get it all installed and 
| running properly? No, it does not. Why should 
| the standard be any different for GNU/Linux?
| In short I'd like to say this: Linux is more 
| than ready for the average user to be using, 
| but just like any operating system it may be a 
| bit much for the average user to get it setup 
| and thats just fine if you ask me. 


Is Linux really that hard to use?

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux is just different and once people have 
| become used to the differences they have no 
| problems. Sort of like driving an unfamiliar 
| car for the first time. Some controls feel 
| different or be in a different place. The car 
| will handle differently to start off with yet 
| once you become used to the different control 
| positions and the handling characteristics you 
| are just as confident as in your own car.
| Linux is not hard to use, just different.



More Pleasant Surprises with Ubuntu

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| As I continue to test and work with Ubuntu, I have come across a few more
| very pleasant surprises:
| - I plugged in my Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers (USB). They worked.
| - I plugged in my Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe. It worked. No muss,
| no fuss, so searching for drivers, it just worked.
| - I plugged in my Canon BJC-55 printer. It worked. I printed a test page on
| it, and it came out perfect. This really is getting quite impressive.
| - I plugged in my Philips SPC1300NC webcam, and although it is recognized and
| identified correctly, it doesn't seem to work. This is a bit surprising,
| since it is a UVC-compatible device, I'll have to look into it a bit more.

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