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Really Linux: Linux Snobs: Real Barriers to Entry

Apr 19, 2006, 02:30 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

[ Thanks to Mark Rais for this link. ]

"One particularly distraught new Linux user came to me and shared how his meeting with a number of Linux 'pros' turned to a bash Windows, bash him and bash everything he said gathering. Instead of answering his question regarding which GUI they prefer to use on their systems, the response was a clear: 'you ignoramous! Go back to your Windows.'

"When he requested guidance on how best to get his DVDs to run on Linux, another person responded, 'you shove it up your...' Why was this new Linux user getting so many jibes by the very people he looked up to...?"

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