Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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Intellectual Snobbery
by Taylor B on Wed 30th Apr 2003 17:10 UTC

Sometimes, I just don't get this "community". It seems that at times the "Wall" has been hit as to how much needs to be done for the benefit of everyone. Let's assume that somebody's got a point that software installation on Linux is a problem. Then, just for the sake of research lets actually delve into and read or scour the net for issues regarding dependancy issues. Does anyone really understand just how many HOURS of human resources are wasted on this crap. Does anyone truly care? And that's the point. Linux people (myself included) have a tendency toward having a holier than thou attitude about computers. Trust me, I DON'T want to believe in some weird stereotype of the glasses wearing geek that weighs either 86 lbs or 323 lbs hanging out all day talking to themselves about code, and sitting in a room piled high with books and arcane junk to the ceiling, never getting out in public and has an insecurity problem. Is that where all the intellectual snobbery comes from insecurities? Point is : Make it work. Make it work right. And make it work for all of humanity.