__/ [Kier] on Saturday 19 November 2005 21:36 \__
> On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 12:55:45 -0800, Amamba wrote:
>> So, after several months of trying to dual-boot Linux (Ubuntu 5.10) I
>> finally give up. I think that it's a fine project, but there are a few
>> areas where it fails to deliver.
>> - why is it so darn hard to install anything ? I have to use Alien on
>> most of the downloaded packages, and even then it's anybody's guess
>> whether the software would install at all.
> Do you use apt or Synaptic? I've never found a problem with either.
Me neither. You are simply using the wrong tool. Experience will show you how
painless installation truly is. It never failed in my case.
>> - why is GRUB losing my Windows XP from menu.lst after each update ?
>> Every damn time I have to manually edit menu.lst and hope that it would
>> - why is multimedia (esp. DVD) so goddamn unreliable ?
> Patents and other restrictions, mainly.
You ought to define "unreliable". Each program has its weaknesses. Which ones
have /you/ spotted?
>> - why is the file manager (at least the one that comes preinstalled) so
>> darn useless ? Why can't I do basic file operations without invoking
>> two different programs and a terminal window ?
> I don't know. I certainly don't have that problem. Nautilus is pretty
> cool, though I think Konquereor is a mite better. But if you don't like
> either one, there's always gentoo, xfe, mc, and others.
I would second Konqueror. It is superior to anything else I have ever used,
including the Macs and Windows. It is intuitive, saturated with an endless
number of features, and reliable.
>> Don't get me wrong, I _do_ think that Linux is a great project, but it
>> does have its share of problems. So does Windows, of course, but it's
>> at least user friendly, intuitive and consistent. The "Public" OS like
>> Linux should be more intuitive, not less.
> I think *all* OSen have problems.
I think you are overwhelmed by the stereotype that Linux is not intuitive.
It's a fallacy. It is often a matter of long-acquired habits. How would you
like to pick up some skills such as how to remove spyware, scan for viruses,
set up firewalls and see underneath a GUI's that tell you a device works
when it definitely does not?
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