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What exactly is Linux useful for?

#41mrCubePosted 8/21/2014 3:35:39 PM
My biggest issue is there really doesn't exist a nice looking, consistent desktop environment.
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#42Orestes417Posted 8/21/2014 3:36:57 PM
Nice looking is a matter of taste, consistent... that's going to be tough without some serious attention paid to what the user installs.
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Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.
#43mrCubePosted 8/21/2014 3:42:52 PM
Eh, the best looking one is probably Cinnamon and even that looks like programmer art or clip art in a lot of places.
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#44Orestes417Posted 8/21/2014 3:52:00 PM
Like I sad, matter of taste. I've seen handcrafted fvwmrcs more impressive than anything "modern" setups have pulled off. I've also seen some truly atrocious things done that get fawned over.
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Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.
#45SolidManifestPosted 8/21/2014 4:00:34 PM
Openelec. Everything else is just a bonus.
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#46Mick_RoranisPosted 8/21/2014 4:27:27 PM
Seems like finding skilled programmers and people good with layout design tastes has always been asking for a lot.
#47PraetorXynPosted 8/21/2014 6:12:50 PM
Arch's repositories ARE bleeding edge. If you don't like outdated packages stop using the baby distros.
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Console war in a nutshell:
http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9.png
#48FL81Posted 8/21/2014 6:32:19 PM
I probably would use Arch, if not for all the horror stories about updates breaking people's systems.
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#49Rexdragon125Posted 8/21/2014 6:56:22 PM(edited)
SinisterSlay posted...
Orestes417 posted...
If you think you're going to treat a *nix system as you do Windows you're in for a rude awakening. That's a flaw with user expectations.


It's a flaw with something that's for sure.

"Why do I have to turn the car wheel to the left to go straight?"
"Just turn it left, it's different, what did you expect?"
"I expected it to go straight when I pointed the wheel straight"
"Well this is a <car brand here> your expectations are wrong"

it's still a valid problem with FOSS. A lot of it, mainly productivity software, is made by geeks for geeks. The developers obviously don't use their own software and are oblivious to or just don't care about glaring workflow obstructions for their users. See GIMP, LibreOffice, Blender... just about every free beardware knockoff program. If you're not already familiar with it, then screw you.
#50PraetorXynPosted 8/21/2014 6:55:51 PM
FL81 posted...
I probably would use Arch, if not for all the horror stories about updates breaking people's systems.


Read the homepage before running pacman -Syu. If something is going to break, they will tell you how to fix it there and/or prevent it.
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Console war in a nutshell:
http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9.png