The Big Move: Defecting From Linux to Windows as a Rational Act
Dec 12, 2008, 13:34 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Beranger)
"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."