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Comment: Linux Only Since 1998 (Score 1) 505

by kc8hr (#41200785) Attached to: The True Challenges of Desktop Linux
I have used Linux exclusively since 1998. My first distro was Redhat, then Mandrake, and now I use Ubuntu and the Fluxbox desktop. Dumping Windoze was a challenge in '98. Hardware hacking was a skill that had a high learning curve. e-mail sent from Outlook looked awful, and God help you if somebody sent you an attachment generated by any M$ application. Things in general were a struggle. But now Linux just works. I can do any task in Ubuntu that I could in Windoze, including create and edit content of any kind. The Linux desktop is working just fine for me, thank you!

Comment: Re:Yes it is terrible! (Score 1) 769

by kc8hr (#30311674) Attached to: Is Linux Documentation Lacking?
Absolutely! Most Linux documentation has been written by coders and engineers. Man pages and 'how-tos' littered with jargon and technical terms can be almost incomprehensible to the average desktop computer user. Man pages are OK for a quick reference if you already have a reasonable idea of what you're doing, but Google is usually the only solution for most people.

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