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Are There Inconvenient Truths About Linux?

Jul 16, 2007, 22:30 (10 Talkback[s])


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"A recent blog post entitled Confessions of a Linux Fan has provoked some discussion in the Linux community. In it, the author lists 10 things (10 seems to be the preferred number of these kinds of posts) that new Linux users should be aware of. Though the author claims to be a Linux enthusiast, the 10 observations are actually just re-wordings of many of the classic arguments against using Linux. These include the notion that Linux is hard to install, that hardware support is hit or miss and that 'average' people can't use it. In general, what it does is reinforce some of the classic myths about Linux. What I find most damaging about this blog post is, however, that his underlying premise seems to be that we're not being honest with potential Linux users..."

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