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Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

http://it.toolbox.com

Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

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Created by stevenkirkby 4 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 8 weeks ago
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Linux is not hard, it's ignored

http://mybroadband.co.za

It's a regular complaint: Linux is too hard. But is it hard, or are there other factors at play?

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Created by laloj 4 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 24 weeks ago
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KDE Usability Goals for 2010

http://www.obso1337.org

Some of the things I would like to get done in the next few months include:

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Created by dieGWB 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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Gain Space By Removing The Maximized Windows Titlebar [Linux w/ Compiz or Maximus]

http://www.webupd8.org

If you ever used Google Chrome - and you must have -, then you might have noticed how much vertical space you can gain by removing the window title bar. Yes Google Chrome has a titlebar, but as an extent of the tabs, so that's not conventional titlebar.

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Created by nilarimogard 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
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KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability?

http://www.nuxified.org

Whereas GNOME so far made sacrifices to flexibility and power in order to improve usability KDE4 is succeeding in having its cake and eating it too. They merge flexibility with ingenious design to create a desktop environment in which having lots of options to choose from doesn't impair the ease of use and in some cases actually aids it."

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The problem with Gentoo

http://thinkmoult.com

I’d like to say that I see Gentoo as a distribution that should allow me to easily use my computer whilst keeping configuration as flexible as possible. Of course with customisation we often get a tradeoff in usability, but nevertheless there are a couple areas where this tradeoff shouldn’t occur...

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The GNU/Linux Desktop and Borrowed Assumptions about Usability

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Is the GNU/Linux desktop headed in the right direction? Recently, I have started to wonder.

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OpenOffice.org 3.1's Usability Tweaks

http://lifehacker.com

It hit the servers [a few] days ago, but OpenOffice.org 3.1 is now in official release. The open-source office suite focused on anti-aliased drawing and usability tweaks for this release, which we've quickly previewed below.

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Created by docsmartz 5 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 10 weeks ago
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Popularity VS Usability

http://linuxgeeksunited.blogspot.com

We see blog posts and articles everywhere. They proclaim that Distro X has the most users. Distro B has the most hits on a site that lists distros. Distro C is the top because Linus or some other "Geek God" prefers it.

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Why FOSS is still so unusable

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Randall Kennedy examines why the FOSS community doesn't seem to care whether you find any value in its projects.

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gNewSense Review: Freedom 10/10 - Usability for tested Tasks 9/10

http://www.blog.tdobson.net

"...I have been unwilling to get involved with this debate [which is currently in progress on Manchester Free Software Group's mailing list] from an argumentative perspective, because it seems to me that the whole debate revolves around a perception of gNewSense and in general, not experience.

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The #1 Problem in OSS Usability and What I’m Going to Do About It

http://weblog.obso1337.org

I was doing some research on a paper I am writing about open source usability practices when it hit me: Lack of user research is the #1 problem in open source usability

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Created by leo 6 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 18 weeks ago
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Enso Has Been Liberated

http://www.humanized.com

Having to change programs to perform simple tasks—for example, making a quick calculation, or looking up a definition—breaks your concentration, takes you away from the task at hand, and wastes your valuable time. Enso lets you do common computing tasks easier and faster than ever before. You get a huge productivity boost and a simpler digital life.

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Usability in Open Source Software

http://www.upassoc.org

Celeste Lyn Paul is Senior Interaction Architect for User-Centered Design, Inc., organizes the KDE Usability Project, and works with open source projects such as KDE, Linux Foundation, OpenUsability, and Ubuntu.

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Where Can Linux Leap Ahead - Part 2

http://www.linuxloop.com

In this series of articles, I discuss broad groups of computer users, the ties they have to existing platforms, and the potential attractions of Linux to them.

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