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LinuxDevCenter: Performing Brain Surgery On Yourself

Feb 09, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

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"Some years ago Linux creator Linux Torvalds famously compared changing operating systems to 'performing brain surgery on yourself.' I’ve quoted him often because so many people seem to have unrealistic expectations when they pick up a Linux DVD or CD-ROM. I’ve recently received a couple of e-mails in response to my articles here on O’Reillynet that illustrate Linus’ point beautifully and demonstrate part of the problem Linux has faced in gaining greater acceptance on the desktop. OK, one of the e-mails was addressed to Cathy, whoever that is, but since it came to my inbox I’ll assume it was meant for me..."

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