Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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case & Cheapskate
by Darius on Fri 24th Sep 2004 12:19 UTC

case
so, there is no difficult choice for the linux newbie.

Well, let's see, there is ...

1. Lycoris
2. Xandros
3. Linspire
4. Mandrake
5. Fedora
6. Suse

And those are just the 'newbie friendly' distros that I know about, and certainly some of these are duplicating each others efforts.

Cheapskate
or these kinds of people there is Windoze & all the marketing hype that goes with it such as third party firewalls, anti-virus, and lots of other expensive propiority software

Yeah right, firewall and antivirus software are freely available. And anyway, we should know by your name how you feel about paying for software regardless of how good it is.