Re: water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.
>PS - People take all their accumulated windows knowledge for
granted. Years and years and years of it, and then expect that
they can learn a new OS over night. Simply rediculous.<
The truth is that I have *never* purchased or read a book on using the
Windows operating system. I've never had to go online and look for DOC,
with the exception of when Microsoft stuff crashes, in which case you can
use their knowledge base. I had never even used the Windows Help system
until my network didn't work. And then it was useful stuff. Their network
stuff for 95/98 is a mess, and doesn't work right. But the help file was
readable and gave you clear instructions on what you were supposed to do.
Anyway, the purpose of my post was not to criticize Linux. The purpose
was to point out to people that Linux could have a much brighter future than
it does now. My point is for every page which is actually readable by a
newbie, there are 100 pages of stuff which is incomprehensible to him. A
zillion pages on how to do all kinds of exotic cool things, and hardly any
organized info on how to get Linux running with a GUI so you can run a
word-processor, internet browser, email, and and be able to get printouts.
And those pages which *are* suitable for newbies are mixed in with all the
So I like Linux itself, and am pretty soured on Windows. But in my
opinion people who are devoted to Linux could improve the market share
dramatically by spending less time coming up with new kernels and versions
of everything, and more time looking at why people who try Linux turn away
after a short experiment.