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Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

May 27, 2010, 14:34 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Sooner or later you will be forced to use the console in Linux. Things don't work unless you manually modify Linux configuration files. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows. The user interface in windows is simple. Linux window managers look dated and old fashioned.

"All of these above comments and more, I have seen at one time or the other on both this and other blogs, forums and mailing lists. I am sure that, unless the commenter is trolling, the people who write these things seriously believe in them. In the early days of Linux quite a few of those comments did have merit. Not any more."

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