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Linux 'Desktop' Still Too Geeky for Mainstream Users?

Article Source The Open Road
May 27, 2009, 7:55 am

There are companies like Intel, Canonical, Novell, etc. that are desperately trying to make Linux-based personal computers easier to use. Unfortunately, as Ubuntu fan Steven Rosenberg points out, there are often far too many decisions a lay user must make to make Linux just work for the average user.

Rosenberg was struggling to play music on his Ubuntu machine (You know, one of those obscure activities that only the geek elite do ;-), and struggled because of Canonical's efforts to balance ease-of-use with free-software purists' desire to have no proprietary codecs...



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