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"unusable" - Alan Cox.


If this is what the top developers are saying, how are the rest of us supposed to deal with it?

Linux - STILL not ready for the desktop.

In other news if you are a fan of well-engineered operating systems that just work (you may have guessed I do not mean Linux), FreeBSD now boots on raspberry pi.

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agree about the default desktop by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:35:12 PM EST
odd that he's doing ubuntu, that's worse in terms of desktop. i like the cinnamon desktop on fedora.

i didn't have problems with the installer, but i have a fairly conventional setup for which defaults work well.

but i agree: LINUX IS STILL NOT READY FOR THE DESKTOP.

check you emails = by nathan (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:59:22 PM EST


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i'll check my streetlawyer = by gzt (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 05:45:38 PM EST


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I let dead Steve Jobs be my desktop sysadmin /nt by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:59:30 PM EST

"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
i guess they figure with a guy like that, by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:58:43 PM EST
there's no point looking for a picture in which he has his eyes open. 

I have a team of users here by technician (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:59:29 PM EST
who, in a quiet revolution, switched to Fedora 18. Because it is more usable than RHEL.

We release on RHEL, sop they develop in jails with the proper RHEL trees and tools.

But they don't have much discipline. And they don't have any support from us, because they aren't supposed to use Fedora. So, a handful of issues pop up.

And now, I support Fedora 18. It's a fairly awful OS.

I suppose we should be grateful by dmg (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 06:28:28 PM EST
That Linux acta as a magnet foe the kind of developer who has no taste, and no concept of elegance. It gives them something to do instead of polluting the BSD tree with their ill thought out crap.
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more by gzt (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:26:01 PM EST
default install includes TeX, but TeX doesn't work by default. I had to hit things with a hammer for a while before AucTeX would compile .tex files correctly (it wasn't an AucTeX problem).

well, at least emacs works.

How can you tell if TeX is working or not? n/t by dmg (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:16:37 PM EST

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for all the complaints i have about TeX... by gzt (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:54:36 PM EST
...one thing is for sure: you do know when it compiled something and when it didn't.

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