Linked by Steve Husted on Mon 12th Apr 2004 09:30 UTC
Slackware, Slax This is an article about my experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that I find enjoyable, along with programs that I find useful and enjoyable.
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RE: Gimme some slack
by Steve on Fri 16th Apr 2004 23:36 UTC

What do you mean, "As for wheel mice, alsa and all that other consumer crap, who cares? If that's what you want, try XP?"

How does that help anyone? Without the consumer, Linux goes the way of BeOS and OS/2: great ideas that died.

Let me tell you that MILLIONS of people care about that "crap," that's who cares. I shouldn't have to use Windows to get good sound and a wheel mouse that works on install.

If you haven't noticed, this isn't about Windows vs. Linux, and none of my article would lead you to believe that it is. Zealotry does nothing to further Linux. It's just not about "use XP" or "go back to Windows." You seem to have missed the points about improving the Linux experience; Windows is a non-issue here.