I’ve been using Linux (Kubuntu!) on my home computer since around late June 2006.
No, it’s not any better than Windows XP. In fact, it has it’s share of annoyances. But I sit in front of my computer on an uncomfortable chair in a cold and dusty enclosed balcony with no elbow rests, so I’m used to being uncomfortable using my computer.
But it’s telling how much discomfort I found when booting back into Windows to do some work with 8-bit Hebrew files (you can’t even see 8-bit Hebrew in Scite on Linux), and having to make do with Firefox 1.5.0x and Firebug 0.4 after getting so used to Firefox 2.0 and Firebug 1.0. Which I also use at Work (Windows again).
Yep. Because “Desktop” is now “the environment you use to run
your browser Firefox”.
Sort of like how “Windows” was once “the environment you use to run Word”.