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I read Slashdot quite a lot, and after 13 years of using Linux there has really never been an issue that can't be fixed or worked around with a little work. Reading the comments here and there, there and there about Linux I keep seeing posts from folks that seem to think Linux doesn't work. It works too well really. The real issue is that people are lazy and don't want to do work involved in setting up a system that works well. The main rub to me is neither OSX or WIndows works any better, and in fact Windows is still a steaming pile of junk suitable only for idiots. At least with Linux there isn't a compelling need to purchase anti-virus software, although you can install one if you'd like. I'm just not that paranoid. A lot folks try to install Linux on a machine that has DRM chips or other nasty stuff and then they try to blame the GNU side saying we all suck, the software sucks, and we're all a bunch of zealots that can't see how inferior our software is.Just getting tired of seeing of those posts, because in all honesty it's hard to argue with a concept that delivers high quality, secure, and free (as in freedom), Operating systems whereby really all one has to do is a bit of work to get going full speed should any issues arise. I had one of those machines one time and it was a pain at times, however with the help of our friend Google, was able to work around the issue and get it stable. I guess it's just disturbing when people expect ZOMG awesome stuff for free and then also expect to not have to do any work... That's not the bargain. That's not the deal, and it never has been. I kind of hope it never becomes the deal either, because Linux is fun just like it is. :)

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  • I read Slashdot quite a lot, and after 13 years of using Linux there has really never been an issue that can't be fixed or worked around with a little work. Reading the comments here and there, there and there about Linux I keep seeing posts from folks that seem to think Linux doesn't work. It works too well really. The real issue is that people are lazy and don't want to do work involved in setting up a system that works well.

    It works well at some very precise points, and then breaks down.

    • When you get an
  • The real issue is that people are lazy and don't want to do work involved in setting up a system that works well

    Surely it's better to have one person: a person who is intimately familiar with a piece of software, to go about the job of setting it up ONCE, properly, than for thousands of individuals who know bugger all about it to have to go through the learning curve of finding out about it and then each one configuring it in slightly different and sub-optimal ways?

    That doesn't mean that each user would be unable to reconfigure an appiication or O/S to suit themselves, but it would result in much more software arriv

    • So you are running on the argument that one user on one set of hardware setting optimal conditions for thousands if not millions of consumers of closed and proprietary software is better than an OPEN operating system that is free for anyone and runs on a toaster if you want it to? I don't understand the logic really. By that logic vehicles should only go 60 miles per hour since that's what most speed limits are...and no one should be allowed to raise the hood and install turbo chargers... For that matter,

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