Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Jan 2006 23:42 UTC, submitted by ishmal
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "This article fairly eloquently expounds some of the reasons why Linux's job is not to become increasingly Windows-like, nor is it Open Source's duty to merely provide free duplicates of every Windows-user's favorite program. The issue has never been anything about Elite Snob vs. Concerned Newbie. It is simply a misunderstanding of what the Linux and the Open Source world is all about. Linux is not about repeating Windows with its features and flaws. It is an opportunity to experiment with new and wonderful alternatives", says OSNews reader Bob Jamison.
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Uhm ...
by Riddic on Tue 10th Jan 2006 23:52 UTC
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I don't want to nag, but hasn't this article been posted here just a few weeks ago? I still found it among my bookmarks (which means it can't have been that long ago ;)

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RE: Uhm ...
by Eugenia on Tue 10th Jan 2006 23:55 in reply to "Uhm ..."
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Before I posted it here, I made a search on the URL and couldn't find it posted on osnews. If it was already posted by Thom, it was using a different url, so I can't track it.

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by situation on Wed 11th Jan 2006 00:05 in reply to "RE: Uhm ..."
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It's a fairly common article, and a bit old, but definately highlights some important points and is still worth a read (or re-read).

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by d0nk3y on Wed 11th Jan 2006 01:16 in reply to "RE: Uhm ..."
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On his blog, he says that he's recently changed his blog host. That could explain the different URL perhaps?

Anyway, I apparently missed it the first time round so thanks Eugenia! Great article.

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RE: Uhm ...
by ishmal on Wed 11th Jan 2006 13:17 in reply to "Uhm ..."
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If it's a dupe, I'm sorry. I look at OSNews daily, and I haven't seen it before, I swear. I would have remembered something like this. By the way, I'm not sure that I attributed the article to Dominic Humphries, so here it is.

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