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The death of Linux Evangelism, and the rise of Education

Aug 12, 2009, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"And another thing, for those of you who love to beat it into people's heads that your distribution is superior to someone else's. It's not. Yes, it may be in some respects on some hardware, but as one of my forum members once said, "If it doesn't work for you, you're using the wrong distro."

"Put simply, not every distro will work for everyone, or on every kind of hardware. I've had people rave about Puppy Linux. I couldn't ever get it to behave for me. (Bad dog! Bad! Bad! *woof!*) Yet there have been others who have found Puppy to be the perfect distro for them. Why? It worked well on the hardware they had, even though it didn't for me, likely because my hardware was too new, since Puppy specializes in older hardware.

"Same goes for PCLOS. I like PCLOS. And despite the few stumblings they've had over the past couple of years, I still like them. I *prefer* Mint, but I also like the generic KDE interface of PCLOS. But that doesn't mean my hardware did. Case in point. My desktop loves PCLOS. My laptop despises it. So when choosing a distro for both of them, I took the one that worked well on both machines. That just happened to be Mint."

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