Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Jorge has it right

Jorge Writes:
We're all in the same boat stuck with crappy hardware drivers, nearly non-existant ISV support, no common developer platform, and an increasing amount of momentum users willing to just give up on a Free Desktop and go buy Macs. And we're arguing about a print dialog! @!#$%@#$%!!!!
I can vouch for Jorge on that one having been in that exact situation. Trying to get people to use Linux and being stumped by broken printer drivers. The hoopla to get the thing on paper was akin to Danny Williams doing Ballet. To permit me a trashy metaphor, if the Linux Desktop is a steep hill, printer drivers are the sloshy mud right at the bottom, never mind if it's pretty nearer the top!


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