Re: Hate Linux?? (was Re: [Nolug] Woo hoo!!! On-line with wireless!!!)

From: Alex Levy <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:08:19 -0500
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I like linux, but when it comes to game compatibility (w/o an emulator) I
just stick to windows (unfortunately) Linux is also great cause, with its
open(ness?) machines that are produced now (that are loaded with an
ubuntuish environment) are way cheaper than that same machine with a bunch
of microsoft bloatations.

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Jeremy (mailing list box) <> wrote:

> James Thompson wrote:
>> Yeah. My desktop complaint applies to both, but the better engineering
>> might make some difference. What the *nix world needs is something other
>> than X-based GUIs since I tend to think that is the restricting element.
> I don't know if it is X that is the problem or just the folks designing the
> GUIs. Yes, X is long in the tooth, but it is just the display layer. If
> the designers of the GUI don't put the time or have the skill to design an
> intuitive UI, the experience is going to suck for the user.
> If you look at Windows and OS X, you are looking at the work of folks who
> do nothing all day but work on UIs. And both companies spend a lot of time
> and effort dealing with everyday, average Joe users while developing the UI
> for their products.
> The problem with the community approach to OSS is that sometime folks
> forget that the community is only a small subset of the computer using
> population. So something that might be intuitive to a bunch of
> pimply-face basement dwellers might not be intuitive to folks who just want
> it to work. Hell, when a technical user like myself has to search for the
> option to change something like a desktop theme or the resolution of my
> screen, just imagine the headache the average user is going to have while
> trying to find the web browser or adjust the volume.
> Jeremy
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