Since when, Linux?
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08-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maine, USA
I am a linux user. (Gentoo) I have been for a while.
I dual boot with Vista (shudder)
A lot of Linux users are a bit zealous. They complain that Linux is becoming too 'Windows-like'. The only way people will ever use Linux is for it to transform into something easier to use.
Don't get me wrong. I love a command line. There are things you can do from a prompt that make mice quiver. That is why one of the first things I install on a Windows machine is Cygwin.
there are time even I like for something to just work. For example, I like when I insert a thumb drive and an icon just pops up on my desktop ready to use and abuse. (Disclaimer: This works in Linux for me.)
This is where Windows still has an advantage. This is why Macs are becoming much more popular. They are easy. The average user does not want to type stuff in a command prompt. They want to click one button and magic happens.
The elitist Linux user needs to realize that they are in the minority. They tend to push people away.
I know it's just superficial, but themes for Linux desktop gui's used to be all crazy and cool and different. Now they all look like Windows.
Heard of a little project called Compiz?
Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?
" -Clifford Stoll
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