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First I would like to apologize for the link that I posted earlier. I wasn't thinking to clearly about it at all, and again, I am sorry.
Now this forum that has become a battleground for Linux Vs. Windows has gotten pretty crazy. Now for defending linux I have been told that I represent the 5% user population that makes everyone hate linux users. This accusation made me laugh, but later I thought about it. The reason that I was called that was because I refused to admit that Linux was a horrible OS. Another thing I thought that it might be was because of all the names that were being thrown around, but I dismissed that because of the fact that it was widespread on both sides. The reason I got into this battle was because someone mentioned that Linux sucks. Now I am all for the fact that everyone is entitled to their very own opinion mind you. I would not have gotten into the forum battle, and did not, until that comment was thrown out there. Well basically I am just posting to see what others think about it, do you guys and gals let Windows users step on Linux to avoid an argument, or do you defend your OS of choice. Just curious, tell me what you have to say.
I've been guilty of overly defending Linux in some cases (some of which were for personal amusement, just so you know how evil I really am) but for serious discussion i've learned to take a different strategy.
When I tell people about Linux, I always compare it to other operating systems like Windows and MacOS, and point out the various differences (What works in Windows that doesn't work in Linux or MacOS, etc.), problems (Viruses, Malware, Security, Compatibility, etc.), useability and the potential (What can you *really* do with Linux/MacOS/Windows, etc.) of each operating system.
Typically that tends to make for long in-depth conversations, leaving questions but also leaving curiosity or a copy of Linux for example of those OS's for the people i've talked with.
Ergo: I think it's better to educate than to provoke.
I am sorry, but I don't feel that I linked it at all. I gave the grounds for the arguments and asked for other users thoughts on it. If this again offended you, then yes, again I am sorry. But this time I tried to watch it, just to let you know.
I really started to become really civil about this, and the forum has taken a great turn. The discussion how become more in depth, and good points are being made very well.
Would it be all right if anyone was interested, if they could get my msn or aim and I could point them in the direction of the forum? Just curious.