Fedora and MP3
Posted Apr 18, 2006 13:20 UTC (Tue) by quintesse
In reply to: Fedora and MP3
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SELinux: I have 3 words "turn it off"
Really now, SELinux is not for the casual user and just like I won't let my mother install Windows on her system herself I won't let her install Linux herself either. Using it though is a whole different game though, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't even know the difference.
The problem is not those casual users and the problem is not the expert users either. It's those in between, the ones that know enough to start fiddling with their system but not enough to do so on Linux.
But even so, the Linux experience has improved immensely and you can do a lot of "fiddling" without ever having to resort to arcane shell commands and the like.
And have you lately installed a Windows system? And have you done so looking at it from the point of view of a non-expert? Because when I last did it and tried to do it "according the book", installing Windows and then inserting driver disks and such, I got left with an unstable system filled with shitty 3rd party drivers (this included ones from renowed brands as nVidia, nothing wrong with the Gfx drivers, but the nForce stuff just sucks).
I also have this Philips Webcam which has no XP drivers (and according to tech support there never will be because it's an old model) which is a bitch to get to work on Windows (and if it works it will leave the system unstable, which is to be expected with unofficial drivers and such). On Linux? It just works. No drivers to install, nothing.
Does this mean I think Linux is as good or better as Windows in all aspects? Of course not, there are still a lot of things that could be improved, I just think there are a lot of situations where even casual users can benefit from using Linux.
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