November 26, 2001

Linux not ready for prime time on the desktop

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes: "Last summer Dennis G. Allard, a Linux veteran, decided to install Linux-based desktop computer systems for three of his friends: a newbie; a priest; and his brother. In this guest column at, Allard describes some of the many challenges he faced and frustrations he (and his friends) experienced, and offers some suggestions of things that need to be done to make Linux more suitable for use as a desktop computing environment for 'ordinary' users"


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