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And no mention of OS X
It can't run on generally available consumer hardware. You cannot go to the store and pick up enough parts to build a Mac OS X computer. :)
You have to agree with him. For most home users, Linux (and the UNIX derivatives) just aren't there yet.
Yea but I don't think his 90-year-old father is going to do that either. ;) Not trying to start a holy war, just saying that there is a *nix that nailed the desktop and it's a much closer cousin than Windows.
>> You have to agree with him
It's a surprising comment coming from the Linux camp, but yep, it's true. Can't disagree at all.
I only had trouble with the onboard sound and a problem where X crashed occaisionally, both were fixed by updating my BIOS.
If anything, one comment I would make is that perhaps linux distro's offer too much choice for the new user. During the installation procedure you are bombarded with options for different mail clients, browsers and the like, which new users may find confusing.
Other than that I feel that linux is a viable desktop solution, and getting better.
I also still use Windows on my laptop and games pc, but I can use many of the same programs as they are cross-platform. gvim for text editing, xchat for irc, firebird and mozilla for web and mail.