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I usually rant about that other OS messing up or GNU/Linux making great strides. Today I am going to do a counter-rant. Batsov has a rant up about how miserable GNU/Linux on the desktop has made him so he is “going back” to that other OS after 8 years. He gives a litany of failings of GNU/Linux to justify his actions.

Needless to say, I find a wholesale defect in his reasoning. His underlying assumption is that his experience is somehow representative of the “desktop experience” with GNU/Linux and it is not. He is a self-proclaimed geek, trying cutting-edge stuff and installing multiple operating systems. Normal users, the vast majority of users of PCs, are not going to do any of that.

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