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Re: [SLE] CNN, SusE, Lousy PR
- From: irisinc@xxxxxxx (Rusty)
- Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 04:59:50 -0900
- Message-id: <38CBA2D6.F8CD2FF6@xxxxxxx>
As long as Linux has that horrible BSD printing (works like microsoft) system,
it's not ready for any desktop.
Jerry L Kreps wrote:
> Bernard Peek wrote:
> > In article <22.214.171.12400306193019.00a48f00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, bsh
> > <dk983@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
> > > That depends on whose desktop you are referring to. Most
> > > corporations
> > > have an IT department to configure software and hardware for the
> > > users.
> > That's not true.
> > Most IT staff are employed by corporations that have an IT department,
> > but that's not saying the same thing. Most companies are too small to
> > have a separate IT department. So for Linux to be adopted as a desktop
> > system in most companies it has to be able to be used by someone with no
> > formal training in IT. They should be able to get the OS installed by
> > reading the instructions in the manual, which should be no more than 100
> > pages. Installation on any standard PC system should normally take no
> > more than an hour.
> After repeated lockups and crashes on my workstation running
> Win95 I decided to reinstall. I scrubbed the C drive and
> put Win95 on fresh. The IT folks came by and installed
> Lotus Notes and the network copies of Corel WP and Quatropro
> and installed the Internet proxy. Total time: about 1.5
> The next day an IT person dropped off my new HP CD-Writer.
> It required Win98 so I had to scrub C againt and install
> Win98 SE. One hour later it was on. I can't count the
> number of reboots required during the process. Well, 5
> minutes after completing the install and preparing to
> install Notes, Corel and the proxy, while using Explorer
> (fm) I got a BSOD! Bad sign! Five hours later the IT folks
> (very sharp I might add) still were not able to get Notes
> going because M$'s 'Messaging system' was interfering with
> the Corel installation. They have yet to find a way to
> remove the Messaging system. Probably part of M$'s
> anti-competitive artifically created incompatibilities
> practice I suspect. It's not like they haven't done that in
> the past... duh.
> > After that time the system should be able to dial an
> > ISP, print a letter and play a mean game of solitaire.
> Using the workstation to play games is not allowed in my
> > If the current rate of progress keeps up, Linux will be ready for the
> > average users' desktop in two or three years.
> Maybe one or perhaps two years at the most. For many
> people, like myself, it is ready now! If Linux, running KDE
> for example, will do all that you need to do then it is
> ready. The advantages are that Linux doesn't crash and most
> of the apps are free or very inexpensive. Not only that,
> there are fine commerical apps being released almost on a
> daily basis.
> > --
> > Bernard Peek
> > bap@xxxxxxxxxx
> > bap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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