"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.
"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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