Pierre wrote:it's usually the big three " ethernet card,,, video card,, audio" - no out-of-box experience, there.
Pierre wrote:then there is all those updates - both win & 'nix
Wolfen69 wrote:letian wrote:
I'm disappointed by the lack of out-of-the-box stability and functionality.
On YOUR computer. Linux has been nothing but rock solid for me and everyone I've installed it for. I switched to linux because I had nothing but problems with windows. It can go both ways ya know.
I've done 100's of installs of windows and linux, and by far, windows always gives me more grief. Btw, 2 vendors that preinstall linux are http://www.system76.com and http://zareason.com/shop/home.php Invest in a linux laptop like you did with windows, (or mac) and you'll be happy. Otherwise stay with windows and stop complaining.
manmath wrote:Compatibility: Not that much compatibility issues any more. For my home and office use I can easily share/work files across the other OSes. Of course, there are some issues with MS Office vs. LibreOffice and Photoshop vs. GIMP, but they are no showstopper.
letian wrote:I was looking for a proper replacement of windows.
killer de bug wrote:I have read your posts letian and I'm wondering if you ARE not the problem
Didn't had 1% of the problem you had with all the distro you tried. And I have been using only linux for several years now. Maybe you are not acting well...
I think the main problem is her :letian wrote:I was looking for a proper replacement of windows.
Read this first
I think the problem is here
ummagumma wrote:As a relative newbie, I have to confess to being slightly puzzled by comments in this thread (and others) regarding how different Linux is from Windows and how there is a very different learning curve. As an end user, to me, they are much the same.
I'm running LM13 (MATE). When I want to read and send emails I launch Thunderbird as opposed to Pegasus mail. When I browse the web I launch Firefox, same as Windows. When I download something, I save it to a folder called 'downloads', same as Windows. When I edit a photo, I launch GIMP, same as... When I edit a video I launch avidemux instead of Windows movie maker...etc.etc.
Even things like right clicking and "open with" work the same way. Not seeing a "c:\" at the start of the directory structure doesn't really take much getting used to.
I suppose the key words are "END USER" here because I have no intention of screwing around with system files (as in Windows) but the journey from Windows to Linux doesn't have to be the marathon it's sometimes made out to be.
Please no flames, it's just my tuppenceworth (not much I appreciate ), I fully understand there may be individual hardware/software issues.
exploder wrote:Linux is in no way disappointing to me these days! I love what is going on with Cinnamon and Unity. To me Linux distributions have finally taken on their own direction, they are not copying other operating systems, they are leading in innovation and introducing new features. To me Linux distributions seem better than they ever have and have a certain excitement that you do not see with Microsoft and Apple. Linux is making headway and for all the right reasons. I am seeing more and more people switching over to Linux and with no arm twisting, they are liking what they see on their screens. These really are the good times!
letian wrote:basically, most daily tasks of a mere user can be done without leaving a web browser even. Linux does well as a "toaster" system. But as soon as you diverge from the handpicked apps of your distro, you are on your own.
There are a lot of ppl out there, who actually are pretty demanding. "Linux on the desktop" is a sweet myth for the geeks.
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