Is the Linux Desktop Really Ready for the Masses? ::

June 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm EDT

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Another comment on another post about linux ready desktop user use. "It doesn’t change the fact that you’re part of a negligible market segment. It doesn’t change the reality that Linux is not as intuitive or user friendly as its rivals, or that it lacks the third-party hardware and software support of its rivals, or that using it requires a learning curve and the dedication to dive into forums and learn to tinker. It’s great for hobbyists and hackers, but not for an average user at a company." And tend to agree. Was a Ubuntu fanatic for over a year. And things always breaking graphics,wifi,printer,etc.. 10x more than on my dual boot with Windows 7. Now installed Mint 14 "Nadia" cinnamon. Liking it but still the same issues with lack of specific a.k.a (Professional Image Editing) as in photography work. Some candidates like Bibble and Ligttable,etc.. But still not much of high end. Things like Video Editing and other high end specific applications that are required. Gimp Don't even get me started how unintuitive and unfriendly user it is. I want to love Linux I really do!.. But with the arrogant developers lack of listening to the users. And the need still to tweak and learn gobbly-gook arcane terminal commands makes for learning a struggle. And no way can I remember them. So how useful is that then.