Major Linux Desktop Problems In 2016

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 30 December 2015 at 10:29 AM EST. 65 Comments
A widely-cited blog post about the major Linux desktop problems has been updated for 2016.

Over on the is the "major problems of the Linux desktop" and it's been updated with all of the latest issues, etc, for 2016. The article was updated yesterday by Artem Tashkinov.

Among the issues cited for Linux not being ready for the desktop include graphics driver issues, audio problems, hardware compatibility problems, X11, a few issues with Wayland, font problems, and a variety of other issues. There is also cited a lack of cooperation among open-source developers, fragmentation among Linux desktops, software issues, and more.

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