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Real Linux advocates educate, not humiliate

Dec 07, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"It would seem Linux users can't catch a break. Every year, blow-hard journalists will try out a Linux LiveCD, decide it's actually worthwhile, and declare date +%Y to be the year of Linux on the Desktop, only to run around screaming about how Linux isn't ready for mainstream users after they manage to screw their system over while fiddling with sudo.

"Combine that with the fact that the majority of journalists who do routinely cover Linux do so as an off-shoot of their Windows coverage, and thusly you end up with ignorant writers "informing" the masses. There are precious few good sources of Linux news (cough, lwn.net), yet a truly staggering amount of shoddy journalism.

"So, here we have member of the Linux community that's dripping with contempt for people who cover technology that aren't as expert as they are."

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