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Old 10-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Myk267 View Post
I've only been using Linux for a short while and I seem to be seduced by the architecture or engineering aspects of it enough to kind of forget about or feel at odds with user facing interface.
Linux is seductive. Seductive, and absolutely mind-blowing. In time, you too will look at Windows sysadmins with a beatific, indulgent smile. (The very kind that pisses them off really bad. )

And what is more, you will know why.

Plus, it's disgustingly efficient on the hardware. I took a very old laptop that was built for Windows 98 and I still run Linux on it ... yes, in full graphics mode (thanks to the magic of X/Open) ... even though the actual graphics unit on the box fritzed out completely about six months ago. (Snif! I guess "Ol' Dobbin'" is still just part of the family ...) I thought of the machine as limited, pokey, slow, until I put a specifically-optimized Gentoo on it. I mean, the thing has only half-a-meg total, and yet now it's positively snappy! Boots to ready-to-go in eleven seconds or less. It's amazing what I can still usefully do with it. You simply won't look at operating systems, or computers, the same way again.

Seductive ...

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