A recent article in
Computer Weeklystated that the quality of application support and browser
plug-in support is hampering users enthusiasm for Linux as a desktop operating
system. Office productivity tools were
deemed the most critical component by 51% of those reviewed, 38% said that
browser plug-in support needs improvement with 10% of those saying this is a severely
I find I can get by with Linux on the desktop, OpenOffice,
Firefox and Thunderbird provide all of the vital functions. I can even play World of Warcraft using the
plug-in support needs work, thats a very annoying issue when it appears (grrrr
I dont want to have to reboot in to another OS just so I can read a certain
webpage!). Application support isnt too
bad, I guess for the enterprise this is a bigger issue, but may commercially
supported products are available, SunOffice for example; Yes you have to pay
for this, but then businesses shouldnt expect to get something for
nothing! This is still a cheaper option
that MS Office + Windows licence.
Any opinions on this topic?
What are you pet hates with Linux on the desktop? Do you use Linux desktops in an enterpriseenvironment? Let us know!