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Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter?

Apr 24, 2008, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

"Last month distro-review ran an article titled 10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype and becoming the best OS. While I agreed with all 10 points in the article something just didn't sit right with me. I bookmarked the article and gave it a good long think. My conclusion: the facts are correct but there are problems with both the premise and the goal of the article. My problem with the premise is in the opening paragraph:

"I'm occasionally asked 'why do you bother with Linux?' by people who haven't used it recently under the assumption that it's difficult to use, counter intuitive, geeky, nerdy and any number of other adjectives..."

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