Linux is Ready! Damn it

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| Every morning, before I’m ready to spend eight hours working at my desk, I
| spend roughly twenty minutes reading the latest articles on Linux. I like to
| keep abreast of the latest Linux/Open Source news. It’s not uncommon to come
| across a lot of great articles on the subject; many of the articles are
| positive; many discuss complications that arose from using a particular
| distribution, the idiosyncrasies of using one operating system over another.
| What’s unfortunately just as common as these well-written discussions on
| Linux are aggravating articles that ask the question, “Is Linux ready?”
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http://www.linuxhow2.com/Feature_Art...y_Damn_it.html

This one pretty much answers the question:

Popular $199 Linux Based Computer System Sold Out at Walmart

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| What people liked:
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| Basic word processing and email functions and the Linux system.
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| Access to Myspace, Youtube, Google, Facebook, uses the computer every day and
| likes the text to speech option.
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| Ease of functions like surfing, sending email and listening to music,
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| The lack of viruses because of the Linux system.
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| Access to general searches.
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| Energy efficient.
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...er_system.html


Related:

Windows Vista Ready?

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| The majority of new members and guests are here because they want to install
| Windows XP on systems which came with Vista pre-installed. Others are dual
| booting with XP and Vista because they do not want to, or are unable to
| solely depend on Vista to do what they need their systems for. *
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http://www.pro-networks.org/blog/index.php/vista/14


Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability

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| Don't Lose This Product Key!
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| Video blanking hassles
|
| Windows XP networking: Not for amateurs
|
| Shocked by additional software costs
|
| Where Windows XP shines
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| Hope for the future
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http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/05/18/2033216


Linux ready for the desktop

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| McLaren said the cost of security alone in the standard desktop, is at
| least "50 percent to double" that of Linux.
|
| He believes the primary inhibitors to large-scale Linux desktop adoption
| are Windows applications, especially Excel macros, and a perception of
| a large training cost associated with the move.
|
| "There will always be a migration cost for any large project, but this
| will be dramatically lowered over time," he said. "You need take a
| long-term view and realize security and admin costs will be lowered. We're
| not saying everything should be moved over at once."
|
| McLaren cited car rental company Europcar as having "success" by moving
| call centre people and branch office systems to Red Hat's desktop.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...4194304;fpid;1


The Linux desktop is convenient, now we need convenient Unix network services

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| Everyone generally agrees that Linux is now "ready for the desktop".
| People can usually hook up their digital camera or scanner in Linux
| and easily start "doing the right thing", with no geeky tinkering
| under the hood. There is plenty of device driver support in the
| kernel now, and brilliant technologies like hotplug, HAL and
| D-bus make everything nicely event-driven.
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http://ca.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Rk...Gg--?cq=1&p=41


"Is ANY OS Ready for the Desktop?"

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| A perfect OS would include(at a minimum) these points:
|
| 1. Stability: The perfect OS should NEVER crash.
|
| 2. Functionality: The perfect OS should be able to use any and
| all features of any hardware attached to the system. It should
| instantly recognize and install appropriate drivers for said hardware.
|
| 3. Usability: The perfect OS should be able to run any program,
| regardless of code base or age of said program.
|
| 4. Security: the perfect OS should be an airtight vessel in this
| regard. Hackers should find themselves out of work because of this OS.
|
| 5. Configurability: The perfect OS should let the user set it up
| the way he/she wants.
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http://www.overclockers.com/articles1368/


Switching from KDE to WinXP

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| You probably do not use your computer in the same way I use mine. That
| is exactly why a rich and configurable feature set is so important --
| everyone will have different situations, different preferences, and
| different ways of using their computers. A feature-rich, configurable
| desktop like KDE allows people to work how they want to work. The MS
| Windows XP desktop is more of a "one size fits all" or "any color as long
| as it is black" desktop. One with limited features. Some people may not
| mind that; I do. Surprisingly, I have yet to find any feature in WinXP
| that made me say "Wow! I wish KDE could do that."
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http://www.osugisakae.com/writings/l...x2winxp_1.html