Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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@Bas
by JSplice on Mon 14th Jul 2003 20:26 UTC

Ok, I obviously know that windows is not free, but obviously you missed the whole point of that statement.

1. its free/open (not money but freedom!)

Freedom? Ok so it's open source...do I care? What normal person who has a life has time to edit the source code for their apps to make them do what they want?

4. its very stable

Not with my experience...KDE has crashed on me several times, not to mention other apps that I have used in linux.


5. its virus free

You say that linux is on it's way to becoming mainstream, but once it does, this advantage of linux will soon go away.


6. it has tons off application that i like


the apps suck


7. i today hacked at least 2 supermarkt pc (so called secure...:)) running Windows 2000 with my Zaurus.


if you go around illegally hacking into computers, than you dare not bash me for suggesting that windows can be free if pirated


8. its not developed only by one controlling company

I don't like Microsoft either, but they make the mainstream OS, and that's the way it is...honestly their recent operating systems aren't that bad.


And what does my registration at tek-tips have to do with this?