GNU/Linux: Rebuttal: Linux on the desktop: Still not happening
Mar 11, 2010, 12:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"This article is a rebuttal to Michael
Gartenberg’s Opinion: Linux on the desktop: Still not
happening over at Computerworld Operating Systems. Executive
Summary: Michael Gartenberg is wrong.
"I am seriously annoyed by the constant disingenuous articles
that state GNU/Linux is not ready for the average user’s
desktop PC as the primary, or only, operating system. What a dump
truck load of manure! The majority of the people making such
spurious claims are usually ignorant end-users, clueless
“reporters”, Microsoft fanatics or Apple worshippers. I
am not sure which of these categories may contain Mr. Gartenberg.
But I suspect it is one or more of the above. If not, then someone
point out to me just exactly where Mr. Gartenberg stands in the
operating systems wars. Yes, these are wars. If you do not believe
that, fine. You can be wrong if you want to.
"First off, I am already tired of typing “Mr.
Gartenberg” so I will just call him MG. Not that I want to
disrespect him or anything like that. It is just that the last name
Gartenberg is just not ready for my company technical web log. It
is too long and cumbersome to type. It takes too much effort. Also,
Richard M. Stallman doesn’t use Gartenberg in a sentence
every day. We all know that what Richard M. Stallman does is What
We Should All Do. I mean, MG holds up RMS as The Guy that proves
Linux just ain’t ready for the average user."