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Maintenance - The Achilles Heel of Linux

Feb 01, 2014, 23:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

It didn't matter if it was a new color scheme, a new set of icons or a desktop theme. Combined, I am guessing, one third of the choices rendered an error instead of the desired change. Some of them did not install the theme but told me the link was producing an html file and asks if I want to go to that page and download the theme manually. Why is that even offered? Clicking the link is supposed to install the theme for me, not send me to a page that may or may not have the file...not to mention instructions on how to install it. If nothing else, it was embarrassing. Even with that setback, I was able to demonstrate to the young lady how to change various areas of her desktop and how to ignore the ones that reported errors. I shouldn't have had to do that. Those errors show a complete lack of housekeeping.

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