Thursday, October 11, 2007

Linux Not Ready for the Desktop? Really?

I was somewhat amused to read Michael Gartenberg's comments that Linux is still not ready for the desktop. Please don't tell that to any of the people who last year logged in 40,000 times to the 28 Linux computers at our small town library and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland. These people are using a Linux solution called Userful, which puts up with robust use day in and day out.

What's most fascinating to me is that members of the public have no clue that they're not using Windows. They're able to load up their Microsoft Word files using OpenOffice, and save them back to disk automatically in MS Word format. They surf the web, check email, do instant messaging, view YouTube videos, visit their Facebook page, learn touch typing skills and lots more.

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