Penguin Follies

By Deane Barker on April 5, 2003

Migrating to Linux not easy for Windows users: Whatever happened to The Linux Desktop Experiment,” you ask? Read this article. While I love Linux, it’s still for servers in my mind. I could get it to work as a desktop OS, but not as well or as smoothly as Windows. That’s hard for me to say, but it’s true. Other than Mac OSX, leave Linux to servers for now.



  1. I am becoming very good at installing Linux, dual booting with windows, and poking around inside of it to surf or play some games…but getting that box on my windows network has brought me to tears (almost). It is on my list of 10 things to do before I die.
    Damn you Linux. Damn you Samba. I’ll be right back I’m gonna try it again….

  2. I’ve got it on my network before, but the desktop environment just isn’t quite ready for prime time. One thing that stuck with me: when I install new software, it vanishes. Windows adds a shortcut to the Start Menu so you always know where to find it. But my experience with Linux has always sent me digging for it.

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