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LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Why X Foibles Don't Matter

Mar 13, 2001, 14:20 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"...Linux is complex by its very nature. The way the kernel and the rest of the software works, it has to be. And while it can be daunting for newcomers to come into Linux for the first time, the influx of commercial funds into developer's wallets is giving those same developers enough money and time to smooth out the rough edges of Linux and make entry into our little band easier every day."

"Still, industry analysts, typically funded by Microsoft, argue that Linux is always going to be a patchwork job held together by some chewing gum and bailing wire. "It's too cumbersome," they say, "no one can ever learn all of it."

"This from the same people that make you take a certification class to learn "all" of their operating system. I have known plenty of MCSEs in my time, and none of the them know all about any version of Windows. To then turn around and accuse Linux of being to complex for its own good it nothing short of hypocritical. Ever played with the Registry Editor?"

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