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Old 08-21-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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Wink One of the reason ppl use Linux


One of the reasons why people use linux is because using it make people feel "smarter". Right!?

 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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Originally posted by xterminatorx890i
"One of the reasons why people use linux is because using it make people feel "smarter". Right!?"



That may be one but its down low on the list below,
Overall, It Runs better than Windows
Few viruses
Very little spyware
Better Browsers
Very Configurable
Fun to play around with, and sometimes really challenging to the point of pissing you off and wanting to shoot your monitor...Well, that might not be a reason.
Free software
Open source code
Etc.... Originally posted by xterminatorx890i

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Old 08-21-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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After lurking thru sites like slashdot, I really have doubts about the "smarter" bit. :P
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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One of the reasons why people use linux is because using it make people feel "smarter". Right!?
I thought that was why people used Windows.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:45 AM   #5
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After lurking thru sites like slashdot, I really have doubts about the "smarter" bit. :P
feel smarter and become smarter are not teh same thing.

in all honesty, mepis is easier to use than windows.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:34 AM   #6
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Re: One of the reason ppl use Linux

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One of the reasons why people use linux is because using it make people feel "smarter". Right!?
You meant to say "work smarter" right?
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:49 AM   #7
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i use it cause it helps me to pick up chicks!!
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:50 AM   #8
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lol,

Although this may be a reason... my primary reason is that I am (deep-down) a programmer. I like to write code, be able to view and change code, and even more -- I like my environment to reflect the mindset of a coder. The *nix environment really was written to reflect the mindset of programmers -- which does make it confusing to some people.

But I like being able to program everything from a small shell script to whatever else I need. I don't want to rely on the window manager doing things the "right" way -- because often someone else's right way won't work for me.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:20 PM   #9
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Re: Re: One of the reason ppl use Linux

are you kidding? how does linux help you pick up the chicks???
 
Old 08-24-2004, 08:04 PM   #10
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One of the reasons why people use linux is because using it make people feel "smarter". Right!?
That may be true, but after reading this thread, I'm lead to believe that "feeling" smart in no way guarantees intelligence.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:24 AM   #11
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Re: Re: Re: One of the reason ppl use Linux

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are you kidding? how does linux help you pick up the chicks???
what? You werent told? Man I cant fight the women off of me since I switched to the Penguin. Ive had to change my phone number and email address.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:24 AM   #12
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I agree. the multiplicity of tools fullfilling the same function makes you think more in term of tools and their combination.

It also makes you realise that YOU can decide what's running on your PC.

But for many people, that also mean feeling smart-ass. As long as it's with humour, I don't mind.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:22 AM   #13
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Re: Re: Re: Re: One of the reason ppl use Linux

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Originally posted by xterminator890i
are you kidding? how does linux help you pick up the chicks???
I just carry a laptop around with slackware installed.... I thought all linux users: used linux to pick up chicks ??

hmm.. maybe its just me and not linux?


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what? You werent told? Man I cant fight the women off of me since I switched to the Penguin. Ive had to change my phone number and email address.
same here dood.. except my home phoen has stayed the same.. i just check messages and call seleted ones back on the cell phone
 
  


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