Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 09:08 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu APCMag has a lenghty article on switching from Windows to Ubuntu. "When I was first given this task I had to sit and blink a few times, if for nothing else than dramatic pause. I'm a self-confessed Linux nut, as some of you may know, but even I'm cautious to do away with Windows completely. There's a reason I have a dual-boot Windows and Linux machine. Several of them, in fact. But have I just been conditioned into using Windows because of past experience, or applications, or file formats, or the myriad other reasons that make Windows a comfort zone because it's all so familiar?"
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RE[3]: Linux-nut
by bm3719 on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux-nut"
bm3719
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2006-05-30

They're called "Linux weenies". When people discover that there's an alternative to Windows after all, for some reason, a good percentage of them have to go through this stage as part of their maturing process. In my experience one of 4 things occurs:

1. They go back to Windows.
2. They get stuck in this phase (like some people do after graduating high school) and annoy the community forever.
3. They realize that while there are differences in OSes, they all have their place, and even if some are better overall, your choice of OS isn't a direct indication of phallus size.
4. They discover *BSD.

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RE[4]: Linux-nut
by sorpigal on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 18:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux-nut"
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2005-11-02

4. should be "They decide something *else* is the awesome and become weenies about that" and then repeat the process you outlined. Getting a clue is a separate operation from switching to BSD. You can do it in either order.

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