Gartner: Linux 'five years away from mainstream use' Linux 5 Years Away from Mainstr

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Sorry to burst some people's Linux bubble, but I thought you could use a dose of reality...

    http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/software/0,39044164,39253351,00.htm

    Hint: read the part in bold about the desktop. It describes some of you ;)
     
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    I doubt it will happen in 5 years. Ease of use won't be there that fast.
     
  3. Peyomp

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    They're speaking of the enterprise, where ease of use is not as critical as on the desktop.
     
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    I don't even think Enterprise will get it until they're willing to fork out the money to teach employees Linux. It's definetly not as user-friendly as any form of Windows.
     
  5. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    and why the FUCK can't there be install packages for every program. i don't want to fuckign compile my codecs. i just want to run an rpm or something.
     
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    what is needed is a bit more standardization.

    RPM and APT-GET are great, but only when they are consistently used and work. I've had a few that have simply failed to install.

    Not fun when you don't really know what you are doing and have to spend an hour getting a program installed and functioning.

    Every minute you spend trying to make it work reminds you that under windows, all you'd have to do is dbl. click the installer and wait a few minutes.
     
  7. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    exactly

    vnc on windows is SO simple. but i'm a noob to linux and i can't get it working for the life of me. plus apt-get doesn't seem to work in fedora core 4, they have 'yum'
     

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