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Computerworld Australia: Everyday Linux Gripes

Nov 15, 2005, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)

"As you already know, if I have to sit down in front of a computer, I want it to be running the Gnome desktop on Linux. I've watched it mature from a downright ugly, needlessly complex playground for geeks, to an attractive, simple interface that holds its own against commercial alternatives. And yet, every day I still encounter rough edges that make me think there aren't nearly enough folks out there hacking away at this stuff. I'd like to watch.

"Take, for instance, the fact that I still have troubles playing any sort of rich media (usually video) in my Web browser..."

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