John Carmack heeft z'n .plan geupdate met een lange posting waarin hij een eind weglult over Linux. Hier heb je het eerste stuk:
For the past couple of weeks, I have been spending some development time on linux, and for the first time on a non-NEXTSTEP unix platform, I have actually been enjoying it.
While Id has been supporting linux since the Doom days, I have not personally been much of a linux user -- it was always ddt or zoid doing the actual coding and testing. Every year or so I would install a linux distribution and play around with it for a few days, but I would always leave feeling that it was still pretty crude (UI wise) compared to the NEXTSTEP UI I was used to, or even what I had used on other commercial unix workstations and windows.
There have always been a ton of reasons to like linux, but the user interface was enough of an issue that I couldn't buy into it completely.
The gnome user environment in Red Hat 6.0 is finally at a level that I consider it a valid alternative to commercial desktop environments. Overall, its still not as smooth, consistant, or complete as windows or the mac, but is does have its strong points, and things seem to be progressing quite rapidly.
Its still not something you would give to a purely casual computer user, but I won't be surprised if even that changes in a couple years.
Ben het volledig met 'm eens dat de UI van Linux zuigt (heel hard). Gnome heb ik nooit geprobeerd, ben ik niet aan toe gekomen (had geen zin meer in mistig gekut op de command prompt).
Anyway, best wel een interessante .plan update. Lees 'm hier.