Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter?
Apr 24, 2008, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Last month distro-review ran an article titled 10 ways that
Linux is outgrowing the stereotype and becoming the best OS. While
I agreed with all 10 points in the article something just didn't
sit right with me. I bookmarked the article and gave it a good long
think. My conclusion: the facts are correct but there are problems
with both the premise and the goal of the article. My problem with
the premise is in the opening paragraph:
"I'm occasionally asked 'why do you bother with Linux?'
by people who haven't used it recently under the assumption that
it's difficult to use, counter intuitive, geeky, nerdy and any
number of other adjectives..."