[kwlug-disc] Top 7 Reasons People Quit Linux

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sat May 2 12:52:19 EDT 2009


On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 09:15:31AM -0400, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> In light of Paul's sales pitch for Linux, it might be useful to look at
> the flip-side:
> 
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/164205/why_people_quit_linux.html

I agree with Robert on the tone of the article.  But beyond that, the list
itself is rather weak.  Only #1 and #2 seem like serious reasons to
quit linux, and he missed a real one: default fonts.

Linux isn't only being compared with Windows.  There's the Mac too, and
that's a hard sell, considering how integrated the Mac's apps are.  And
if the fonts in Firefox don't look good (due to hardware or some other
obscure reason that can't be fixed easily), Linux will likely lose.

Someone who has already made the break from Windows and landed in Mac
territory has pretty high expectations for what a computer can do.
That's a good thing, but it does stretch Linux somewhat.

- Chris




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