Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 11th Apr 2009 20:55 UTC
Linux Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at Computer World asks himself when he first started using Linux after attending the Linux Foundation Summit where several others were asked the same question. The Linux Foundation has posted a video of some of the answers; boy, do I feel young.
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RE[3]: Linux
by vivainio on Sun 12th Apr 2009 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux"
vivainio
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I disagree! I find Microsoft the OS that is done poorly. If you knew Linux you wouldn't say that
Your a rookie!


Linux has many things that are done poorly, but at least we know what those things are, and what needs to be done to make it better (bugfixing of drivers, X improvements mostly).

Somewhat related to the original topic, Linux has gone a long, long way and the things where it's lagging behind are in puny details that can be fixed quite easily. It will triumph because of the simple core that really has stood the test of time, as opposed to the complex mess of windows (polishing the turd, anyone?).

The funny thing is that with Linux, the stuff you learned in the 90's is still relevant today. You can still install the same window manager you used back then, and pretty much the whole skillset you acquired is very valuable still today. Contrast that with pretty much anything you learned about MS-DOS, OS/2, windows...

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