Re: Hate Linux?? (was Re: [Nolug] Woo hoo!!! On-line with wireless!!!)

From: B. Estrade <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:53:29 -0500
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On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:44:39PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 2009-06-12 11:54, B. Estrade wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> >But moreover, I just *love* FreeBSD. There's a quote floating around
> >that says, "FreeBSD is for those who love Unix; Linux is for those who
> >hate Windows." And I think this is very accurate for the way that I
> >feel. I still don't like the generalization it implies about people
> >who advocate Linux, but it makes me chuckle because I can't deny that
> >it is true in many cases.
> Is this "hate Windows" a shorthand for "hate Microsoft" or "hate
> closed source"?

Perhaps, all of the above? There's a broad spectrum - I don't hate M$,
but I don't like most of their products or the ignorance the breed in
people due to it's dumbed-down nature. But as a company, I can't help
but admire them. They also have a really good research division, even
if little of the work they produce seems to go towards improving their
product lines.

> I wanted Linux because Windows didn't give me the "real OS" power
> that I was (and am) used to from OpenVMS minicomputers at work.

I can make a Windows box lock up in no time, using it the way I want
to. It has hinders me, so it physically pains me to use it due to
frustrations I experience.

I think that as more people use *nix, the zealots are becoming more
tempered (at the risk of becoming marginalized) in the mainstream
acceptance they've fought to create.


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