Linux Desktop Stigma Draws Ire and Fire
Jun 18, 2010, 01:38 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
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"Is it true that, if you speak up for GNU/Linux on the Desktop,
you get flamed? I just had a virtual conversation with someone who
claims that this assertion is fact. I've never experienced this
anti-Desktop Linux sentiment or maybe my memory has failed me. I
don't think the Linux Community would take a stand against it. The
Apple Community is too glazed over with iCrap to care what we do.
But, there is one 'community' that might take issue with Linux on
the Desktop. Who could it be? I'm having a little trouble coming up
with the name, though I think it rhymes with Shmindows.
"But, can we, the Linux Community, really point fingers at
Shmindows fanboys and not take a little blame ourselves? We, I'm
sorry to say, are equally guilty.
"The problem is that over zealous fans of anything tend to be
inflammatory when it comes to their favorite whatever it is. And,
on top of that, these zealots feel as if they must comment on
anything related to that favorite thing--often to the detriment of
the entire project that they themselves defend. Unfortunately, the
Internet provides everyone a virtual spray can with which they must
'tag' their opinions on every virtual wall they find in opposition
to their own narrow viewpoints."