Posted by: Anonymous
on April 14, 2008 02:00 PM
"Jittery notebook keyboards/track pad/sundry rodents weren't mentioned at all. Those two items are certainly on my top-ten list of inhibitors to adoption"
I've been using GNU/Linux on desktops and laptops for about 7 years, and I've never noticed any of the problems you refer to. Maybe they only affect some oddball hardware configuration used by Joe Barr, in which case they should not be on anybody's "top-ten list of inhibitors to adoption".
My top-ten list of inhibitors to adoption on the desktop would be something like:
1. No income-tax return preparation package
2. OpenOffice has a lot of rough edges and a few annoying bugs
3. A chicken-and-egg problem: GNU/Linux doesn't have critical mass, so too many companies with useful products/websites develop stuff that works only with Windows, even if it would be relatively easy for them to accommodate GNU/Linux users
I don't have any items 4-10. I'm told that the following is a showstopper for some people: