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SF Gate: Is Your Desktop Ready for Linux? Success Lies Not In Our Installs, But In Ourselves

Aug 05, 2000, 15:41 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"...I still found myself slogging through text-based configuration files by hand to set options for some of the software. Nobody has yet come up with a serious contender to the Windows Control Panel for Linux. So, despite all the hardships, was I ever able to use the OS as a desktop workstation, as I'd set out to do? You bet. Absolutely."

"Today's Linux is a marvel, arguably the greatest collaborative engineering project in the history of humankind. The software I've been using, either GUI or otherwise, has proven itself essentially bulletproof. ...the system has never crashed, nor have I rebooted it for any reason since I got X Windows running."

"Linux is perhaps the most customizable, configurable, adaptable, and flexible operating system on the market. The range of knowledge that goes into its design is incredibly broad."

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