Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[2]: Choice
by BluenoseJake on Tue 20th Nov 2007 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Choice"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

"Linux has a longish list of important advantages and cost savings and "lack of hassle" time savings for the users over Windows ... yet Windows users seem to be in denial about that, and seem desperate to try to put down Linux and bolster Windows ... and one has to ask to what end? "

I got a couple of problems with this statement:

1. I don't think there is any "lack of hassle" with Linux. The hassles are different, but they are there. I use both, and have never really noticed a big difference in tinkering time between Windows XP and Linux. Luckily, problems with either are the exception, not the norm.

2. Most Windows users couldn't care less about Linux or about bolstering Windows, they just want their stuff to work, so they can get back to downloading porn.

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RE[3]: Choice
by lemur2 on Tue 20th Nov 2007 13:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Choice"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Most Windows users couldn't care less about Linux or about bolstering Windows, they just want their stuff to work


Yep. Many of them will pay for subscription to an anti-virus vendor, to keep their systems working. Some of them will call Windows help to try to get their system back to working, and spend hours frustrated because they can't get it sorted that way.

Some people are savvy and smart, and can keep a Windows system clean and going well indefinitely. Good luck to them.

Most people are lumbered with having to take their machines back to the shop every so often in order to keep them working.

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RE[3]: Choice
by apoclypse on Tue 20th Nov 2007 14:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Choice"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, but downloading p0rn is so much safer and easier on linux. Don't they understand that? Someone has to show these sticky hand fools what's up.

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RE[4]: Choice
by netpython on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Choice"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but downloading p0rn is so much safer and easier on linux.

Not only that, but with all the scripting languages, aka perl,python,bash to name a few you can pretty much leech any pr0n site.

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