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How To Turn Windows Into Linux And Become L33T

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Some windows junkie has put together a shockwave animation making fun of linux and its users. It does contain a grain of truth here and there. Don't go unless you have a sense of humor.

... a really good sense of humor.

... and don't shoot the messenger either. I just link to 'em.

Link.

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

I thought it was funny, because there was a grain of truth to it. I make my living with nix systems, but I'm soooo tired of the Linux fanboy religious freaks that make adopting Linux into the enterprise way harder then it should. Ask 10 non-IT people what they know about Linux and 8 will answer with something about fanatics/fanboys in their description. CEO's and other suits want calm stability, not screeching fanboys spouting that true enlightenment comes only with the pure goodness of Linux over the evil of Microsoft (oh wait, that's Micro$oft). Arguing that Microsoft is some capitalist monster doesn't work when talking to suits - they think making tons of money is a good thing (those wacky management types). I used to think Mac Freaks had cornered the market on "get a life", but the latest batch of nazi-nixers take the prize. Apache, Samba, XEN, Mozilla - they all have the right attitude. Prove open source works by actually making it work. Fanatics and Fanboys only show how much Open Source isn't ready for prime time.

re: Sometimes the Truth Hurts

The funniest part was the guy who actually tried to do it, and wondered why it didn't work. Tongue

Surely to goodness, he was kidding around too.

There was even a gentoo dig in the comments. Too funny.

But you know if you read the comments, one can gain some insight into the mindset of the other side about Linux. One guy said, "Linux? It's apparently an "operating system". My experience of it is that it's far too painful for most people to even consider using."

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