/dev/urandom wrote:I generally make the experience that Linux is considered a counter-culture and people using it claim to be uber geeks just because they managed to set up a Linux box. Many of them flame Windows users for still using Windows and don't accept that Windows works for them.
Says the guy who's avatar is BSD, ahem, giving it, to Tux. (What'd be real funny is Tux's head stuck in a broken window.)
/dev/urandom wrote:Most Linux users I know were converted by Linux apologetics although they have been having a decent Windows workflow for years. Why don't you all just stop trying to be Sales Staff when people don't need the thing you want to sell? Problem solved.
I agree, and with the above statement too. However, I can't miss an opportunity to call you on it!
You're right, I'm not some kind of super-computer-guy who can program in 8 languages, cracks college mainframes, and hangs out with Morpheus on weekends. However, I enjoy my computer running faster (swifter is more accurate), I enjoy the open-source, and free software that's available, and I enjoy a change of pace from Windows XP, Vista, 7.
The beauty of Linux is diversity. Linux is freedom. Linux allows you to set things up "your way". Choose your interface, choose your distribution, choose what fits you, and what you like. Windows is about as diverse as the food at a mexican restaurant.
“What is nacho? Tortilla with cheese, meat, or vegetables. Then what is a burrito? Tortilla with cheese, meat, or vegetables. Then what is a tostada? Tortilla with meat, cheese, or vegetables. Then what is….It’s all the same! Why don’t you say a Spanish word and I’ll bring ya something!” - Jim Gaffigan.