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Why You Shouldn’t Use Linux - A Linux Enthusiast’s Viewpoint

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Go to any technology web site or blog discussing either Microsoft Windows or Linux and you’ll bear witness to virtual mayhem and destruction. The Operating System Holy War. A no-holds-barred competition between supporters of Microsoft Windows and the Linux evangelists who seek to dethrone it. Championed by an army of keyboard warriors, the two sides fight it out on a daily basis across the Internet. The verbal battles are long and bloody. Points and counterpoints. Pros and cons. Facts and fiction. In years of experience as an objective observer in this Great War I’ve come to two conclusions: 1. I’m a Linux enthusiast. 2. I won’t use it on my desktop.

I’ve read dozens of articles from Linux proponents listing reason after reason why Linux is better than Windows. I only need one reason, however, not to use it. The reason is quite simple: Linux is not Microsoft Windows. What Linux supporters do not understand is that there is no Linux distro out there that can match what Windows offers on the Desktop. Period. End of story. No room for debate. Why? What Microsoft Windows offers is simplicity, while Linux is overly complex and overwhelming for the common desktop user.

The common desktop user has no need for 31 flavors of Linux. There is no interest in the kernel. Users don’t want KDE or Gnome; they want a common and universal desktop experience. If a user has to go to a command prompt for anything, you’ve lost them.

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Wrong Holiday

The author has his holidays confused. Today is Valentine's Day not April Fool's Day!

Typical Ostrich Response

Yes, lets make fun of any article that doesn't rave and drool over how great Linux is. No need to listen to the dissenting opinion, after all with it's vast 2-3% market penetration it certainly has no room for improvement (you obviously can't improve perfection right?)

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