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The Disconnect Between Open Source Advocates and the Rest of the World

Nov 14, 2007, 00:15 (4 Talkback[s])


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"A recent thread in our Geekzone discussion forums illustrated a couple of interesting points about the way Linux proponents talk about their favourite OS and about the way other (non-Linux) users tend to react to this. This is about perception and also about an apparent disconnect between those two user groups, which continuously leads to unnecessarily raised tensions. I will try to shed some light on the reasons for this. Hopefully, I can also suggest ways to keep discussions from deteriorating in the future.

"To quickly summarize without repeating all details: The thread started out by one user suggesting that everyone should try the new Ubuntu 7.10 so that we can all kick Microsoft out of our lives and off our computers and get into the world of open source..."

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