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Old 03-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Ouch!


http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-12554...g=content;col1
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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Ehh.. I remember the original article.. Bunch of MS fan-crap.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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Installing apps: It takes more effort than necessary to install applications. You have to find the vendors website, then find the latest version of the software, download it (hope you pick the right one from 20 of them), go to a terminal window and use complicated commands to extract the source, use some more complex commands to get it to compile, then let it install in whatever random directory it wants, search for the executable file, set permissions on it, then run the file and watch it segfault and kernel panic.
LIAR!!!!!

What can be easier than typing "pacman -S <package>"?

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Multimedia: Playing only one sound at a time is not acceptable. Modern operating systems nowadays can actually play more than one sound, linux is the only one that can't. Along with that linux does not give you a rich multimedia experience while web browsing. It has a very buggy and flawed version of Adobe Flash that will crash the browser and sometimes leaves the system hanging.
I agree that it's a problem, but I must say it is not Linux's fault, it's just because big media does not support Linux or it's philosophy.

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Community: The linux community is nothing short of a bunch of ruthless savages. They will wage war, lie, cheat, steal, and issue death threats to anyone who chooses not to use linux.
What? I thought that Free Software is all about being ethical! And when did any of them lie, cheat, or steal?

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You have already covered support, and the answer shouldn't take 3 days just to be told STFU n00b!
I never saw anything like that, at least on LQ.

Personally one thing I LOVE about Linux is the Linux community, I find it much more comfortable than dealing with a big corporation (maybe that's because I am slowly becoming a bit of a Linux software developer myself).

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Security: The linux OS is the only OS that still leaves telnet ports open by default. Huge security risk there, also it requires more patches and downtime than any other OS. Patches come out for linux almost daily. It also requires every application to be run in something called apparmor. This is additional configuration which could take hours to prep. No security out of the box on this one. Also no fine grain control of permissions, read, write, execute, that is all you get.
It says everywhere that the home Linux user does not need anti-virus software. Enough said.

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Selection: Too many distros, over 200 of them so this will confuse the customer. The problem is that none of them are compatible because they don't have a standard file hierarchy. Plus you said it yourself, people are jumping from ubuntu to mint. That is just for this month. What happens next month or the month after?
I see all the distros as one of Linux's biggest strengths! The newbies can have their hold-your-hand distros, and advanced Linux users can have their advanced "DIY" distros!
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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You have already covered support, and the answer shouldn't take 3 days just to be told STFU n00b!
I never saw anything like that, at least on LQ.

Personally one thing I LOVE about Linux is the Linux community, I find it much more comfortable than dealing with a big corporation (maybe that's because I am slowly becoming a bit of a Linux software developer myself).
I agree.
That response is MUCH more likly on osdev.org
 
Old 03-13-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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I looked at OSDev and it seems like it is more of a place for OS programmers than newbies to ask questions that are obvious to an advanced Linux user.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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Too many distros, over 200 of them so this will confuse the customer.
That just about sums up the whole post.

It says more about him than it does us. Easily confused, and out for every buck he can get. They're not a community if the users are just customers.

And as for the new windows snap - !#@*
Right clicking the taskbar and telling it to tile the windows is too last week is it ?

I thought that graph on the Three Giants article was amazing.

How many current branches of windows are there ?

Cathedral and Bazaar indeed.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #7
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Sounds like someone making broad generalizations based on a 30 minute experience 10 years ago. Who cares what the uninformed thinks?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:50 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by elliott678 View Post
Sounds like someone making broad generalizations based on a 30 minute experience 10 years ago. Who cares what the uninformed thinks?
I agree.

When to think of it, that's kinda like what I thought of Linux when I just tried it a long time ago assuming it will work like Windows.

The biggest problem for me was that I just wasn't able to take Linux seriously, I mean why would anyone want an OS that almost nobody uses, and how could an OS be better than Windows and cost nothing? I almost felt sorry for Linux developers for wasting so much of their time for this.

Then I finally understood it and liked it after I figured out what FOSS is and read Linux command-line tutorials all day.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #9
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I think their smoking Crack and snorting Cowshit

You can't help the dummies; some like being slaves...

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here was my exact response to article

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Did the author of this article eat Paint Chips as a child?

Linux is by far a simpler and better OS than windows or any other

As with anything in Life; it is the effort you put into it that determines your success, heh?

I have been using Linux for only a year and a couple months
I run only Linux, incl slack, debian, arch and others

Go smoke a bowl of the Kine and dig the free world homey

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #10
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My experience yesterday (I put a new hard drive in my laptop). Now remember, this is using Slackware, The Hardest Distro EVAR!!!!(tm):

Partition Disk - 10 minutes
Initial Slackware config - 10 minutes (really just answering a bunch of questions)
Fire off install and go do something else for a bit
Come back, install is done. Reboot.
Hit the web (using links in console mode!) and grab sbopkg
Set up big-ass sbopkg queue - 30 minutes
Let sbopkg do its thing while I go do something else.
Final configuration - 20 minutes

So for the investment of just over an hour of my time, I have a completely, fully functional, fully outfitted Slackware machine. Yeah, the author of that dreck is an incompetent tool.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #11
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Ah, good old Loverock Davidson. Seems like nothing's changed since I was last on there a few years ago. Once a moron, always a moron. Don't worry about what he posts. He's unwilling to change his opinion even when given evidence to the contrary, and most people who've seen more than half a dozen of his posts quickly come to realise this.

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:46 AM   #12
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