Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[4]: Choice
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Choice"
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Sure I can. The question is, can you accept that many people DO NOT LIKE Windows, especially Windows Vista, and they are looking for a way out?

Sure I can. Why do you think I use Linux and Mac OS X and BeOS?

"Year over year? My parents bought Windows XP 5 years ago, and Windows 2000 8 years ago, and they're still using them. What is this "year over year"?

They do not want to have to pay someone every six months or so, over and over again, to "clean" or "re-install" their broken Windows systems for them, but they feel they must if they want to keep operating.

Can you read? As I explained in the post you were replying to, the machines at my parents' house have been running merrily for years now, and I do maintenance maybe once a year or so - if even. That maintenance is not even needed.

It is a dis-service to pretend to such people that they do not have a way out, and that this thing called "Linux" is no good, and cannot help them, when in reality it can.

It is a dis-service to pretend that Windows is nothing but bad, and Linux is nothing but good - because THAT is what you are doing, lemur.

What annoys me is your attitude towards Windows users: they are dumb, unaware, and must be force-fed "awareness" of alternatives - whether they want to or not. This attitude is hurting Linux much more than anything else, and it is one of the prime reasons why my enthusiasm for Linux has lessened greatly ever since I started using it eons ago. The arrogance is just dripping out of every one of your pores.

Edited 2007-11-20 13:31 UTC

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