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Ext2: Windows, Linux, Automobiles and Ethics

Aug 26, 1999, 14:49 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David B. Harris)

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"I have always had a very hard time explaining to my friends and my co-workers why I bother with Linux. They all know that I keep Windows on my machine(for games, mostly), and that most of the user interface in Linux is not particularity well-configured. After all, I'm usually too busy playing games to spend hours tweaking(and sometimes destroying) configuration files :)"

"So, sitting in my favorite seat one day, reading a newspaper, I ran across a full-page ad for a car dealership. Drooling over these ads as I usually do, I noticed that automatic transmission is an option that takes a fair bite out of a student's wallet. I myself drive a manual transmission car, but I'm not adverse to driving an automatic. Personally, I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference."

"This analogy applies well the the Windows/Linux choice, I believe."

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