vincent wrote:Just a comment on iTunes...as long as Apple only provides iTunes for Windows and Macs, there will be no way to get iTunes to work as easily as on those two aforementionned OS'es. As it stands right now, the only way to run iTunes is through Wine (or a VM, or dual-booting), but that's no more than an ugly and inconvenient workaround compared to having a native iTunes application designed for Linux. Because iTunes is closed-source, it's up to Apple to choose whether or not they would like to support Linux with iTunes, and unless you want to (illegally) reverse engineer iTunes to produce a native Linux application (and be sued by Apple in the process), iTunes compatibility will continue to be a hit-and-miss issue for Linux. It's not up to Linux and the open-source community, it's up to Apple...
For example: the Mint Start Menu needs to be default-mapped to the Windows Start Menu key on thusly-equipped keyboards, Ctrl-Alt-Del needs to automatically bring up the system monitor/task manager instead of the shutdown prompt, and not being able to capitalize the username annoys a lot more people than I thought it would. (In our dev testing, it was the #3 complaint behind limited iTunes support and confusion over how to install programs.)
tdockery97 wrote:Will the average schlub even be interested? I always thought all of you were way above average.
Cheesethief wrote:On the topic of quirks... Making the system look and feel more like windows does not help. If two things are the same, they will both have the same problems, etc. Linux is not Windows and Windows is not Linux. One cannot be better if both are the same.
vincent wrote:I still don't fully understand why newbies are so afraid of the terminal anyways. Besides, the average person doesn't have to use a terminal on a regular basis. It's true that a mis-typed command could cause havoc, but the terminal grants you an enormous amount of power over your Linux install that no GUI can accomplish, thus with great power comes great responsibility.
OldManHook wrote:But these same average users don't mind using Reg-Edit on their Windows install to use key-Gens etc;
On some levels it's the same as using the CL-This is not to say all Window user do this-But look at the Sites and some of the How-tos,and you don't want to use the CL
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