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Lindows == Linux taken seriously by end users

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 14, 2002 10:36 PM
I personally am sitting here waiting with my $99 cheque (or ~$AU200) for the first release of LindowsOS. I don't come from the GPL development community. But the way I see it, they are finally the first company that may well be a decent alternative to Windows.

Any distro of Linux that I've seen has been thwarted with the occurence of error messages that are of absolutely no help to the end-user. That's because the developers write the software with only one type of person in mind - a developer.

The reason Microsoft do well is because everything that the user sees is written in a way that they can at least 'pretend' to understand. Users therefore don't get disheartened by their experiences quite as quickly as what they do with Linux.

Having said all this, I think everyone should wait until the first official release of the product is made. If they don't release the source code then that would be something even I would quetsion before handing over my money.

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