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LinuxToday.com.au: The Achilles Heel

Jun 06, 2000, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

[ Thanks to Niki Scevak for this link. ]


Even Corel Linux, which is getting plaudits in the PC media for its ease of use hasn't managed to get this right. Frankly, until Linux distributions work out the box - and by that I mean perform safe pre-install partitions - Linux isn't going to crack the big markets. It's an Achilles heel.


Read the full article "My recent installation experience underlined just why Linux isn't ready for the everyday user. The problem I struggled with had nothing to do with the actual Red Hat Linux installation. Thanks to the relatively new 6.2 distribution it took less than 30 minutes from booting the CD until I logged onto Gnome..."

"Frankly, new distributions like Red Hat 6.2 take Linux right to the gates of the promised land - but like poor old Moses they don't actually get through the door. The problem has nothing to do with Linux as such and everything to do with geekiness. The problem's name is partitioning."

"Even Corel Linux, which is getting plaudits in the PC media for its ease of use hasn't managed to get this right. Frankly, until Linux distributions work out the box - and by that I mean perform safe pre-install partitions - Linux isn't going to crack the big markets. It's an Achilles heel."

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