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Canada Computes: Linux - Different is Good

Oct 09, 2000, 12:28 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

"What I'm about to say may make me rather unpopular. Having spoken about it with a friend and having spent a considerable amount of time thinking about it, I've come to the conclusion that, despite the fact that I love Linux, I don't care if it becomes "mainstream". I'm quite happy for it to stay as a "different" operating system."

"Before the zealots out there start sharpening knives and lighting torches, ready to storm my castle, hear me out. Then, if you still want to lynch me, well, I'm sure we can work something out."

"The question I want to ask you is what atttracted you to Linux in the first place? For me, and I'm willing to bet for a lot of other users, it was the fact that it was different. I had grown weary of dealing with Windows' constant crashing and utterly moronic way of doing things. The way it sometimes seemed to ask you to restart the computer if you so much as breathed on the monitor."

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