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Linux is not yet a fully ready drop-in replacement for Windows or Mac for most users. But for the things I use a computer for, it has in fact completely replaced Windows. Gaming? Pft. That's what my Playstation is for!

This li'l blog is intended to be just an expression of gratitude to the wonderful "geeks" who have made Linux easy enough for even simple kids like me to use. And to encourage other simple kids like me to try Linux too.

And perhaps along the way, to put some of the "geeky stuff" I've learned from just ordinary use, into words that other non-geeks can understand.

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    Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

    Yeah, you've made a valid point there. Ubuntu's problem is that they release to schedule whether it's ready or not, besides catering for only up-to-date hardware. Probably the same with Fedora. Can make it doubly difficult for users.
    Posted 09-08-2010 at 11:23 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Victims of Their Own Success?

    P.S. Misspellings done on purpose to convey my Southern Slang. :P
    Posted 08-24-2010 at 08:43 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Victims of Their Own Success?

    You Musta had a bad day Robin

    I find myself ranting sometimes when I get frustrated because my day is not going as planned.

    I know you luv Linux. You use it all the time and I see you enthusiastically contribute back to the community via forums and jumping in when somebody even more clueless than you (by the way, I am clueless also) is thinking of running Linux.

    So hang in there boy. Keep doing whatchya do.

    Happy Trails, Rok
    Posted 08-24-2010 at 08:42 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Newbies As Guinea Pigs?

    You have an interesting outlook on things. Keep it up and when you begin to unlock the full potential of Linux you'll never want to use anything else.

    Posted 08-17-2010 at 11:49 PM by sag47 sag47 is offline
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    Victims of Their Own Success?

    Linux is a kernel, first. If you talk about Linux distro, that is a different thing.

    Good developers never call end-users "dumbs". In any case. Where on the internet have you ever heard that?
    There are end-users who think that developers call end-users dumb, that is where that comes from. I didn't really get the point of this post. No one really expects any end-user to be a hacker. No one really expects end-users to even understand what is really going on when he goes this or that way in a program. That's not needed. Developers make their tools open in order to share their code and energy with other developers, there is no actual difference for end-user in a choice between open source tools and freeware(closed-source) tools. It isn't expected as well.

    Developers are not a victims in any way either, I don't get your point here. If they were developing some CLI tools with many options, they would expect end-users to read manuals and think before he does anything. If they were developing an app with simple GUI, they were planning to share it with everyone, probably, it will not be so fast and effective as CLI app may be, but that is accessibility to almost all users. Where is the irony? It goes exactly as planned.
    Posted 02-09-2010 at 02:14 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
    Updated 02-09-2010 at 07:12 AM by dixiedancer (spelling, punctuation)


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