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Fatbrain.com: "The Growing Linux Divide"

May 29, 1999, 10:19 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"It's finally happening: just as the "Windows Community" has long been divided into two classes that I call users and manipulators, the "Linux Community" is splitting into two similar camps."

"Users are people who sit down in front of a computer, do something with it, then get up and walk away..."

"Manipulators may also be users, but have at least a basic desire or need to know what goes on inside a computer..."

"There have always been far more Windows users than Windows manipulators, but in Linux it has traditionally been the other way around. Until recently..."

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