"I'm not a technical writer. I'm not someone who's only used the
most well known Operating Systems. And most importantly, I'm not
someone who is going to try and convince you that you need to
switch to Linux if you're currently using Windows. Let me go one
step further... I'm going to tell you why Linux is NOT for you.
Hopefully the people I'm talking to will be seeing clearly enough
to know who they are by the end of this article.
"I remember not too long ago reading a comment on OSNews, or
maybe it was Slashdot, or maybe it was on my own web site. Where it
was is not what's important. What is important is not just what it
had in it, but how frequently I've seen it. I'm certain you're all
familiar with comments like the one I'm talking about and I'm
certain you're all familiar with reading it in tens and hundreds of
technical writeups over time. The statement at hand goes something
like, '... if you want to start seeing Linux on the desktop, the
Linux user base is going to have to start saying a little bit more
than RTFM to every question that comes their way, especially if you
want to take down Redmond (Microsoft).' I'd like for a minute that
everyone reading this focus on the last part, the 'especially if
you want to take down Redmond' part. I'm not sure when using Linux
became synonymous with trying to run Microsoft out of business, but
at some point in the past year or so, it did happen. My question to
you is, who made it that way...?"