Originally Posted by unclejerry
I still don't have it. I like ubuntu, but why would they release a crippled distro, knowing it won't play dvd's? It looks to me like linux would appeal to more people if it was just a little more user friendly. Geeks will snear and laugh at nongeeks, but there are more of us out here who would like to do without Microsloth, if it were a little easier.
I would not say that any Linux distro is "crippled" because it lacked a particular functionality. The distro gives you a starting point from which you can build your own custom system.
I am very frustrated that I cannot use Fasttrack and Photoshop under Linux, but these are not "crippling" factors--they are issue to be worked.
The ergonomics of linux will evolve naturally with the demographics of the user base. There are already many potential users for whom I can set up a linux box that is easily as friendly as MS.