Why Linux Isn't Ready for the Desktop

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Posted on July 11, 2005 10:28 PM in Computers
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Asa Dotzler has written an excellent post on why Linux isn't ready for the desktop. I think he hits the nail right on the head when he narrows down the operating system's weaknesses into four distinct areas – migration, stability, simplicity and comfort.

If you're at all interested in Linux, alternatives to Windows, or the hurdles involved in creating good software for users, be sure to give his post a read.


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