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The Big Move: Defecting From Linux to Windows as a Rational Act

Dec 12, 2008, 13:34 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Since Aug. 15, 2005, this blog used to include a good deal of Linux coverage (especially the so-called "old blog", whose graphical look changed several times), and the very few faithful readers should know quite a lot about my tumultuous love-hate relationship with the bloody penguin.

"Officially registered with the Linux Counter on Aug. 26, 1996 at #37.497, my attitude towards Linux was not constant over time, with a lowered interest between 1998 and 2004. Since 2004, I tried to trust Linux more than before, and to exclusively use it on my home PC and old laptop -- then on the new laptop too.

"Years later, I know that it was a total waste of time. "Linux on the desktop" is a dead horse, and those who killed it are precisely Red Hat Inc., Canonical Ltd., the stupidity of the project management of the major desktop environments (GNOME and KDE), and some structural errors."

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