Re: [dev] Linux sucks!

From: Pieter Praet <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:58:25 +0200

On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:33:18 +0100, Guilherme Lino <> wrote:
> yeah but the true is that a linux desktop is almost useless for a normal
> person


Also, see Kurt Maier's response [1].

> i remember first time i used ubuntu. i started a openoffice presentation on
> the 4th slide the system was already unusable. And wet back to windows, even
> google docs was better for the job.

That's because Ubuntu sucks only marginally less than Windows
(whilst at the same time adding a learning curve for people
unfamiliar with Linux-based operation systems), and is *in no
way* representative of "The Linux Desktop".

Besides, "The Linux Desktop" is a term coined by "the industry",
in an effort to market their Linux-based offering to useless
Windows/MacOS-users who'd rather pick their nose than learn
something new, let alone make an actual contribution.

> of course latex is cool, vim, dwm, but no one out of the professional field
> of computer sience have the time or patience to learn this unix philosophy..

Time is what you *make*, e.g. by not wasting it on the useless
crap most "normal" people think (and want *you* to believe) is

Patience is what you have when you know it'll be worth your while
(i.e. by saving you time, effort and frustration in the long run).

And neither a job nor a formal education (be it in CS or otherwise)
are required to "to learn this unix philosophy" [sic]. If you are
capable of reading English, you have all you need to go RTFM.

> --
> Guilherme Lino


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