thatsallurspaceships wrote:You must be tough to have linux installed. I often get criticized for using it, even if i can give an pro argument for everything. It is still not accepted at all. You better get a XP from the Internet or have a cracked copy from MS than use a so called hacker OS. In fact it is still easier to get a cracked OS than finding someone using Linux, so you are very likely on your own. You really cannot judge someone for DL illegal copy, if he gets no other choice. All general computer magazines are made for other OS and sometimes you will find it hard to even find a magazine with little articles about Linux at all. Also some magazines are just too much overloaded for beginners, they have no use for advanced commands. Of course you get help on the Forums, thanks here to the community, and there are quiet a lot of sites to help getting started, but you most likely won't visit/find them if you are unsure which OS to take.
Edit: There are of course some Linux magazines out, but they are less than 10% and not available everywhere.
aes2011 wrote:Which is the best Linux? After you choose between the various flavors--Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, etc.--then you have to choose which version, and which desktop interface to use.
The fact that there is diversity, and options is a strength of the Linux platform, and one of the factors that draws people to the operating system in the first place, but when it comes to mainstream adoption, the lack of agreement and solidarity over which Linux is the right Linux is a handicap.
aes2011 wrote:when it comes to mainstream adoption, the lack of agreement and solidarity over which Linux is the right Linux is a handicap.
Microsoft has updated the wording it uses to define competitors of the Windows operating system. Microsoft now only states that Apple and Google are the biggest threats and has removed the section that said Linux was also a viable competitor.
aes2011 wrote:Microsoft has updated the wording it uses to define competitors of the Windows operating system. Microsoft now only states that Apple and Google are the biggest threats and has removed the section that said Linux was also a viable competitor.
trollboy wrote:Maybe a successful Linux marketing campaign would be "Linux - look at the shiny shiny!"
Question: How do you know when someone is using Arch Linux? Answer: They will tell you.
Robin wrote:Wow. And I thought I was a fanboi! Nothing compared to you guys. I thought maybe I was getting cocky because I use Linux - and this thread serves as a picture of what I don't want to be - a zealot who holds most computer users in contempt because they don't use Linux.
Aside from the argument that Linux is not yet a full-service OS (CAD and heavy gaming come to mind), you guys must have been born using Linux, since you seem to be so far removed from "newbiedom" that you can't even remember being befuddled at your first curious inquiries into Linux.
Until then most of us just used what we were given and it was fine. That cycle of upgrading software and hardware forever was "part of the job" of owning and using a PC or Mac.
trollboy wrote:Well, I was never confused by the choices presented by Linux
trollboy wrote:trying to tell these people about the freedoms that come with Linux and trying to talk to them about the philosophy behind open source
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