The Extremely Vocal Desktop Linux tinority
Nov 19, 2008, 16:16 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Then of course there was the web browser. Firefox is a great
open source browser. Like many others, I use it in on Windows. I
also used it on Ubuntu - it ran noticeably slower than on
"Like many others, I get annoyed with some website developers
who insist on optimising websites for their clients to run on
Internet Explorer. In Windows, it forces me to launch IE to view
those sites properly. In Linux, I don't even have that choice.
"Where's the so-called freedom?
"I could go on about how primitive Skype is on Linux compared to
the latest Windows version, how I can't even install iTunes, how
any open source application worth having is available on Windows,
while many aren't available on Linux, but what's the point? The
Linux "tinority" will try to howl me down.
"What do I mean by tinority? I mean, these zealots are far too
small in number to be called a minority - that mantle belongs to
Mac OS X users."