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Re: [SLE] Linux isn't ready yet
On Sunday 16 February 2003 11:35, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sean Rima" <sean@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "SUSE Linux List" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 9:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Linux isn't ready yet
>
> > > 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
>
> The development is definitely going to be slower than on the Windows
> platform for an obvious reason: money. I'm not talking about the money to
> develop the software - the thousands of very dedicated volunteers (thanks
> to any reading who are in that group), but the money as in profit from
> development. The problem with real computer types developing in this way is
> that they (unconsciously) expect the user to be a computer type. Telling a
> computer type to restart the print service seems natural. The problem is
> that the user might be a 65 year old grandmother who can usually find the
> on switch.

I haven't had a printer hooked up to one of my machines since I moved in '91.

I switched my wife over to linux from NT last year and she didn't notice.
except that the icons changed. She acttually shut down NT and logged back
into linux one day when I was cleaning up some files on the NT partitions.

As to restarting the print service did you try putting it into a cron job so
that it will attempt a restart on a regular basis?

If you want a user friendly linux you should check out what there doing at
Xandros and Lindows. With the more general purpose distros you will have to
do some tweeking to make the machine "perform" like a windows machine.

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