Ah, Linux. The operating system that all love to hate has taken big strides into the home of the average consumer in the past few years, with many distributions used on early versions of many netbooks. We even did a ‘week with Linux‘ series of posts ourselves back in February of this year.
Despite these advancements, however, there are still some major hoops that users must jump through to reach the same levels of productivity as one comes to expect from a mainstream operating system, such as Windows 7 or Mac OS X. What is it, therefore, that Linux is still missing? What can’t it quite get right? Let’s take a look at an example of mine, and we’ll figure it out.
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat, on to my home theatre PC as a replacement for Windows 7. Why? I’m not quite sure, I was bored of Windows 7 after using it for over a year, and fancied something a little different. Besides, I was curious about the new version of Ubuntu and wanted to check it out.