Re: Comment on article - Switching Back.
--- "Satelle, StevenX" <email@example.com>
> I agree, for the avenge home user Linux is a no-no.
> Its strengths are in the
> Server arena. I run Linux on all my machines at home
> but I like a challenge.
> I'd never put it on my Fathers PC. He has problems
> finding the power switch,
> literally he called me to find out how to turn the
> pc on. In my opinion
> Linux is not yet ready for the enterprise. Until it
> is set-up so that even
> people who learned computers in college can admin
> it. It wont be ready. I
> work in an Enterprise and I can truly say that very
> few people here would be
> able to do simple things like map a network drive
> (mount -t smbfs -o
> username=joebloggs,password=secret //machine/cdrive
> /mnt/smb) and also the
> whole user/group management is far from ready.
> Steven Satelle
> i606 4372
But I wonder if that is even necessary? Not everyone
knows how to fly a plane either, but those who do sure
get around fast, and go to places unavailable to cars.
Yet no one is terribly concerned with getting planes
so easy to fly that anyone can fly one.
If Linux is a "professional" level computer system,
letting the more accomplished user work at a higher
level, then so be it. Design it for them, just like
my scientific calculator (which does the average check
book balancer little or no good).
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