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LinuxWorld: Viewpoint: The State of Laptop Linux--2005

Apr 12, 2005, 01:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)

"Last year I made some waves here on LinuxWorld.com when I published an article recounting my efforts to find a Linux distribution that would work 'out-of-the-box' with my Toshiba laptop. To say that I was profoundly disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I felt when a vocal minority of readers basically accused me of treason. 'How dare I hold Linux to the same standards as Windows! Windows comes installed; Microsoft has it easier! Etc. Etc.'

"I still stand by the validity of my initial test. Until Linux is a simple grandmother-friendly install, desktop Linux is going to stay in the ghetto, restricted to people who don't panic at the words 'patch and recompile the kernel...'"

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