"We now have two distinct classes of Linux users whose interests
are not the same, and perhaps we have more than that if we want to
talk about people who think of software in political rather than
pragmatic terms. Can these factions work together, or will tensions
between them eventually kill the free software and open source
"Technical vs. non-technical users
"This is split number one. A non-technical user wants to
purchase a PC with an operating system pre-installed or install one
with little stress, then install the software he or she needs as
easily as possible and get to work. This person will never compile
a kernel, isn't interested in the difference between NVidia's
proprietary drivers and free video drivers or in squabbles over
Flash licensing. This is the user sneered at by techies as 'Joe
Sixpack' or 'Luser' or 'Grandma...'"
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