Weblog:   Linux Brings Frustration
Subject:   stupid individual.
Date:   2004-02-08 15:59:56
From:   gennick
Response to: stupid individual.

To say I'm whinging is not entirely fair. As an experiment, I've installed a distribution of Linux on the PC used by my wife and son. Now I'm writing about their reaction to it. Frankly, I'm just plain curious how the whole thing goes over.


I understand that Mozilla is an application that, in this case, just happens to run on top of Linux. I also am aware that websites are all over the map when it comes to standards compliance. None of that matters to my son. He sees the new system as a package, and it either works for him or it doesn't. To his credit, after he calmed down, he agreed that I could have a week to try and work out some of the kinks. But in the end, it's just possible that a few browser-based games could be the stumbling block that prevents me from using Linux on that PC.


Jeff is also being quite honest when he says that he likes some things about Linux, and doesn't like other things.


The Lego game issue seems entirely a performance issue. The game functions ok under Linux/Mozilla, but performs poorly. It performed better under Windows. Maybe in the end Jeff will decide he doesn't want to give up Linux just for the sake of one game. That's not clear to me now.


Interestingly, Jeff just bought himself one of those USB flash-drives today. So far, he seems to have an easier time using it under Linux than under Windows.