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The Extremely Vocal Desktop Linux tinority

Nov 19, 2008, 16:16 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)

"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 Windows.

"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."

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