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Why Linux is Better than Mac (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love apt-get and debuild)

Jun 03, 2009, 13:01 (1 Talkback[s])

"Linux's learning curve starts a little higher - you really have to be able to install your own operating system and brave enough to try (even though I think it was Jono Bacon who once said, "you can stick an Ubuntu CD upside down in a 5&1/4 inch disk drive and it will install").

"However, Linux gives you a much smoother transition from novice to native, with very helpful people to guide you on the way. You don't even notice how much you have learned about software (without books, and without some ridged corporate dictated curriculum) until someone you are talking to (not from the Linux world - usually a Windows IT guy) says, "You mean you modified and compiled your own software? You know how to program C - I could never (read: don't want to) learn how to do that...I'll just stick to Windows."

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