Re: [dev] Linux sucks!

From: Pieter Praet <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:23:58 +0200

On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:18:18 +0200, Troels Henriksen <> wrote:
> Kurt H Maier <> writes:
> > On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Guilherme Lino <> wrote:
> >>
> >> yeah but the true is that a linux desktop is almost useless for a normal
> >> person
> >
> > who the fuck cares about normal people?
> The person who made the talk, obviously. [...]

No he doesn't.

The norm appears to be "pay for overpriced slick'n'shiny clickety-click
retard-proof software, and call tech support screaming murder when
product X somehow ate your collection of lolcat pictures because you
forgot that electronics don't like diet coke".

The person who made the talk is one of those people who cares about
getting all of the above, *without* paying the price. <- important nuance

> [...]I don't get the cognitive
> dissonance here - someone writes a (shallow, I'll give you that)
> analysis of so-called "desktop Linux" from the purview of the average
> computer user. You guys disagree with his views, but apparently from
> the perspective of an entirely different class of a user than he's
> trying to talk about. Why not respond with "I don't care about the
> problem he's talking about" rather than ranting about how his arguments
> are all wrong when you apply them to something completely different than
> what he's talking about?

There is no such thing as a "different class of a user" [sic].
There's just different approaches to getting your work done, and
whichever approach you choose, you're the one who made the choice,
so you only have yourself to thank when it sucks:

When acquiring *any* type of technology (in the very broad sense of the
word), you should either make an effort to educate yourself regarding
available options, usage and maintenance, or reimburse someone to do it
all for you.

If you refuse to do either of those, you lose every right to complain,
because most (if not all) problems you encounter will be the product of
your own intentional ignorance.

And we *do* care about what he said: When people spout illiterate crap
in front of an audience (especially a gullible one), it's detrimental to
all parties involved (voluntary or otherwise). BS needs to be clearly
labelled as such, if only for posterity's sake.

> --
> \ Troels
> /\ Henriksen


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