Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Aug 2005 14:40 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Linux "10 days? Well that hardly sounds hard enough! Sure, it doesn't sound so hard but take in account that over 500 million of us use a Windows OS at least once, everyday of the week and you too will see that going cold turkey from XP to KDE might be harder or more limiting than first thought."
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"It's easy for users. It's hard for power users and administrators."

At the risk of sounding like a pompous ass here, I'd like to say that no, I think you're wrong there. Or at least not completely right.

I am a power user. I have been for a very long time now. I was an MS-DOS power user back in the mid 80's to early 90's, a Windows 3.1 power user, 98, NT, 2000, etc. While I won't lay claim to being a Linux/Unix adminsistrator, I do believe I've progressed, in the past eight years of using Linux and Unix-like operating systems, to at least the level of power user.

To me, there are no problems. I realize there are some differences between the way commands work in Linux and FreeBSD, but the basic command stays the same between os's. FreeBSD offers some commands that aren't on Linux, Solaris has some of it's own as well.

I guess it would also depend on how much time you spend in each environment on a daily basis. I have the great fortune of being able to work in a multitude of os's each and every day, so it always stays fresh for me.

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