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Thread: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

  1. #11
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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    - Not user friendly

    - (in my case) My wireless drivers keep disappearing however sometimes they reappear and decide to work. Also graphics card drivers (x3100) work, but you can't use video and compiz at thye same time. If you can't get the drivers right (this goes for the devs,the hardware manufacturers and anyone else), then ubuntu will never take off as "joe blogs" won't want to use something which won't fully utilise their machines hardware, or even work. (these two problems may make me give up my 2 year struggle with ubuntu :/)

    - updates occasionally break peoples system and we all know that not everyone backs up their data...

    - not enough gui's to make the new users feel at home with the OS (ties in with not user friendly)

    I really like ubuntu, but i just wish the effin drivers would do as they should...
    Cya!

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by spamzilla View Post
    Also graphics card drivers (x3100) work, but you can't use video and compiz at thye same time.
    Have you tried to go to System > Preferences > Multimedia system selector > Video and choose X windows (no Xv) as output?


    - not enough gui's to make the new users feel at home with the OS (ties in with not user friendly)
    What exactly couldn't you do with a GUI?

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    Lack of preinstalled systems (alltough there are some but you generally have to search for it).

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsx View Post
    Lack of preinstalled systems
    x4,394. This is THE crux of linux mainstream adoption. MS doesn't have desktop domination through technical excellence.

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    We can complain and complain yet linux adoption still steadily increases and the system still steadily gets better.

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsx View Post
    Lack of preinstalled systems (alltough there are some but you generally have to search for it).
    +1. This is the main and most important reason for end users.

  7. #17
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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    because the 86pc(32bit) is already an established system, you cant destroy the great wall of MS. linux should no longer care about it cause the 86pc(32bit) is long overdue, it will die soon. lets head over 64bit and other devices, cell-be, robotics, phones, consoles, portrables, servers, routers, supercomputers, military etc. and take the lead from there.
    They can have the Desktop, Linux will have the World.
    Proof is in here!

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    People thinking the command line is bad.
    A Fedora user

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    linux seems to be too diversified.

    if everybody got behind one version and pushed it, it would go a long way.
    dos not matter what distro or how good/bad it is.
    look at MS stuff to prove this.
    Ubuntu user # 16304 www.nocleanfeed.com
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.things i have learnt changing from Xp pro to Ubuntu

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    Re: What is preventing linux mainstream adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by stinger30au View Post
    linux seems to be too diversified.

    if everybody got behind one version and pushed it, it would go a long way.
    dos not matter what distro or how good/bad it is.
    look at MS stuff to prove this.
    One choice and it's bloody awful.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinger30au View Post
    Townsville, Australia
    Great town name. At least it isn't nicked from here.
    A Fedora user

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