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Re: [SLE] Linux isn't ready yet
  • From: Sean Rima <sean@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 15:31:48 +0000
  • Message-id: <20030216153148.GA578@xxxxxxxxx>
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Hi Michael!

[Please do not email me replies as I am on the list]

On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Michael Satterwhite wrote:

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> > Hi Michael!
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> > I beg to differ, I use CUPS which does allow y ou to notify if the
> > printer is out of paper/ink etc. Yes there are aspects of linux that
> > are not newbie friendly but the more that Linux is pre-installed and
> > simple user config then Linux will take over in the desktop market. A
> > look at the new files arriving at freshmeat showes that development is
> > there. However the development of commercial/shareware software does
> > need to be encouraged.
>
> I'm using CUPS, too. Regardless, I found myself in the position that my
> printer was stopped, but accepting jobs. I couldn't get the printer to start
> again; it stopped as soon as I started it.
>
> I have friends whose knowledge of computers is the on-off switch and a
> couple of software packages they use constantgly. This is the majority of
> computer users, I believe. They couldn't cope with this.
>
> Personally, I like Linux a lot and intend to keep using it. It has the
> potential to move to the average desktop, but it needs to take into account
> the majority of people who are not computer types. I'm hoping that
> development comes. That's what I was talking about.
>

I have to admit that I am not a GUI man, I prefer the console,
therefore it is possible to view what is going on better. I think that
development will occur, maybe slower than the Windows platform but
then we have better choice :)

Sean

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