I've got something to say. I know I'm going to catch a lot of heat for it. OK, I';m going to say it anyway.
OK, why does Linux suck?
It sucks because it's full of bugs.
Well, OK, isn't Microsoft Windows full of bugs too?
It sure is. Hell, MS Windows IS
a bug! If you upgrade to a new version as soon as it comes out, you're paying
to be Bill Gates' beta tester!
Linux doesn't have the glaring security and functionality issues that Windows does. It merely has surprises, issues that crop up if you try to do anything but surf the web, process words, or work with pictures. Those things it does quite well, and you cannot beat the price.
But let's say you're an audiophile like me and you want to do some recording. Nothing fancy, just a simple cassette-to-hard-drive transfer. You can't. I describe the problem here:http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4876.15
Copying a CD such that all the artist and title information gets filled in automatically was a walk in the park under Debian and even under Windows. Not under Vector:http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5027.0
I'm sick of all these surprise obstacles to what ought to be simple, routine tasks. If they can work OK under a junk OS like Windows 98SE, why can't they just work
under Vector Linux?
Bugs, bugs, bugs.
Every distro that I've tried always had something wrong with it, apps that don't quite work right or which don't quite synch up with the rest of the OS.
Perhaps I made a mistake in thinking Linux was an alternative to the all-consuming blob of Windows Vista.
Looks to me like I'll just have to empty my bank account, miss a whole lot of meals, and fork over tribute to Steve Jobs, for a Mac. The hardware and software are a bigger rip-off than Microsoft, but what's the alternative? I'm sick of being frustrated.