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ExtremeTech: We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us

Sep 03, 2003, 12:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Salvator)

"I am constantly amazed and surprised by the resourcefulness, creativity and overall enthusiasm that abound in the Linux community. But why can't they create something that works easily?

"GPL and open source translate into a sense of ownership among Linux users. The community effort to expand and improve the OS is amazing. But based on my experiences, Linux is still a mixed bag--with plenty of late-night-where's-the-nearest-hammer infuriation over stuff that just won't work.

"I recently took a second stab at putting together a Linux-based PVR/media jukebox server system. I got further this time, but I'm still staring at a system that just won't work..."

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