[linux-elitists] GNOME still > you
Tue Oct 12 00:14:52 PDT 2004
(I saw a riced-up Skyline with the number plate 31337 the other day in
Queanbeyan, but I couldn't get a good picture.)
On 12 Oct 2004, Eugen Leitl <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 01:08:32PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> > GNOME (and Ubuntu) allow Linux users who might otherwise switch to Mac
> Ubuntu has x86_64 support, too. Tried it yesterday, but landed in a minimal
> system (no X) after some errors in install.
Well, hardware support is probably the hardest thing for them to fix,
for several reasons. If OS X had to run on all the bizarre
combinations of hardware that Linux does they would probably have
> > OS to stay on Linux. Opinions may vary on whether that's a good
> What's wrong with using several operating systems?
It's not a "wrong" thing to do. I don't care how many you use.
However, if shortcomings in Linux mean you need to use something else
to get stuff done, then that's possibly something wrong in Linux. I
think Ubuntu goes some way towards fixing my dissatisfactions with
Linux. Surely Linux ought to at least be able to provide a good
workstation for Unix experts.
I can even notice a few things where GNOME seems to pull ahead of Mac.
For one thing, GNOME does not have the bizarre historical relic of
applications as opposed to windows: a separate Quit command, Alt-Tab
between apps not windows, etc. There is still a long way to go of
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