Lob0426 wrote:Every "window" in Windows has that look and feel that you set for the whole of windows. You do not ever have to resort to a terminal window to accomplish a task. Lets face it, we're lazy and windows is the lazy way to get things done!
I must admit that my experience is the exact opposite. I've always found far more consistency in Linux desktop environments (my favourite is Xfce at this time) than I ever did in Microsoft Windows... And in my now-six-years of using Linux exclusively (I was a Mac user for several years prior, having been looking for something that worked well for me, which Microsoft Windows never did), the only times I use a terminal window are when I want to - it's all about using the right tool for the task!
Microsoft Windows has never been compatible with how I work, though. I've never been able to class it as lazy, to be honest, because I always found it to be extremely difficult-to-use and irritatingly obfuscated (just one example of this is in its unhelpful error messages that seem to be designed to intimidate some users), from the very first time I used it.
The real trick is to get kids to want to learn!
Absolutely is, but then, I guess some people just don't want to - and that's always been the case.
Heater wrote:Except, Linux is already about as main stream as you can get. Did no one notice?
Edit: P.S. and as for all that "consistent look and feel" nonsense. It turns out no body cares today, if they ever did. They are happy to use web sites now. Take a look how consistent the look and feel is between Twitter, FaceBook, Google, Linkedin etc etc.
I don't believe anyone ever did care, myself, or else we'd see complaints about it with websites, too.
It's something that seems to get mentioned a little bit nowadays, but never once in my ~25 years of using computers have I ever seen any person complain about inconsistency, or ask for consistency, in the interface. Ever.
Lob0426 wrote:If it could give some real competition to Windows then it would start being offered. Competition is not performance based in this, it is some competition in the advertising department.
Actually, Dell started offering Ubuntu on their home boxes until, I gather, pressure arose. It's not about product quality in this particular case - it's entirely about the sizes of companies' wallets, unfortunately. The same issue befell netbooks - pressure and threats of losing their discounts on Microsoft Windows met those manufacturers, and lots of shills were sent out in force, too... It's not being offered because someone wants it not to be.