Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Linux is for your wife

I read couple of blogs claiming Linux is ready because his/her wife or old granny was able to use it without any problem.

Here is my view on this.

First of all, what are the general work your wife or old granny do on the computer?

1. Surf net
2. Chat
3. Listen Music
4. Maybe little of word processing

So you say Linux is ready because it can do above mentioned work nicely?

Linux was able to do such work since last decade. Instead of judging the maturity of Linux with less tech savvy wife and granny, it should be compared with technocrats who wants his/her computer to do everything, try new gadgets, always play with new software and so.

Does your new printer or you ipod work with Linux?
Does your brand new laptop behave well?
Is you printer recognized and you can use free wifi?
Can you name few games you have played on your Linux box?
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and the list can go on.

So is the Linux ready?

4 comments:

  1. Does your new printer or you ipod work with Linux?

    Yes

    Does your brand new laptop behave well?

    Yes

    Is you printer recognized and you can use free wifi?

    Yes

    Can you name few games you have played on your Linux box?

    I do not use my computer to play games. That is what my PS3 and Wii are for.

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  2. I am not a gamer but few games I play (sometimes) are, frozen bubble, gosu, sokoban, unreal tournament .....

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  3. yes, you are right.

    Moreover Some of the basic games are very handy in linux.

    http://unstableme.blogspot.com/search/label/bash%20scripts

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  4. Desktop linux has always been and will remain to be years behind on windows.

    hardware support is crap and video hardware acceleration is a joke. Linux jockeys should try writing & maintaining an application for a change. It's an eye-opener.

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