Is Linux Really Harder to Use?
Aug 03, 2010, 13:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
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"Not surprisingly, the misperception that Linux is harder to use
than other operating systems is also one that competing vendors
routinely use to scare potential new users away from Linux.
"Case in point: On a page (cached) recently put up on Dell's
U.K. site--and removed soon afterward--the PC vendor suggested that
Ubuntu is suitable primarily for users who are "interested in open
source programming," and who don't mind "learning new programs for
e-mail, word processing etc."
"For most everyone else, Dell recommended Windows. How's that
for injecting a whopping dose of unease in all but the most