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osOpinion: Rethinking Linux: Rally under a new Banner!

Aug 29, 2000, 11:26 (18 Talkback[s])
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"...Al right, I'll give you that point, but honestly I think that there's less programmers out there for Linux than what was admitted, but that's not the point I'm going to argue here. The point I'm trying to emphasize here is Linux doesn't have enough "expert programmers" needed to vaunt it in big time."

"The current ones, I call them the "elitists" (a positive term, not a negative one), are OVERWORKED and OVERWHELMED and are looking for some relief from other Linux programmers out there. The rest of us (the grass-root programmers) just run Linux just to be able to attain a certain bragging rights and some technical gabbygook adulation from our unwitting peers."

"Just mentioning "Oh I have Linux on my computer" vaults you into some dimension reserved for brainaics and hard-core programmers in the eyes of the unwitting public. It's a great deception, of course . . . as long as we can get away with it. Heck, I'm guilty of being one of them. The only way I ever supported the Linux movement was ordering my CD from YDL (Yellow Dog Linux). I've never programmed a single line for Linux, I'm sure that there are a lot of "grass-root" programmers out there have programmed at least around 300 lines of codes, not enough to deserve expert status."

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