"Why Linux Is Still Not Ready For The Desktop"

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 March 2015 at 10:36 AM EDT. 177 Comments
While there's 1000+ Steam games on Linux and the Linux desktop experience improving greatly with GNOME 3.14/3.16 and KDE Plasma 5, for Windows users not everyone feels the Linux desktop is ready.

An article being pointed out to us this morning is by our friends at Fudzilla on "Why Linux still not ready for Desktop." Writer Nick Farrell mentions every three years he tries out Linux to see if it's ready, but he ends up being disappointed. He just tried out (Ubuntu) Linux again and feels the Linux desktop still isn't ready for the masses.

Among the latest negative points against Ubuntu Linux is the Ubuntu Software Center not meeting expectations, the lack of being able to easily access proprietary software/drivers, LibreOffice not being on par with Microsoft Word, usability/interface/compatibility issues, and GIMP not being nearly as good as Adobe Photoshop.

You can find Farrell's thoughts in full about why the (Ubuntu) Linux desktop is not ready over at Fudzilla.com.
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