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Re: Linux is great, but is it cool?

From: Richard Rasker
Subject: Re: Linux is great, but is it cool?
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:19:14 +0100
User-agent: KNode/0.10.4 wrote:


> Everyone involved in Linux seems to be using
> a hot-rod system that offers no barriers.

Um, the majority of my 100+ desktop Linux users have old hardware: between
500 MHz and 1 GHz CPU's, and between 128 and 512 MB of RAM. But I guess for
Linux, that counts as a hotrod system with no barriers -- as opposed to
Vista, which requires up to 20 times this amount of PC power to even boot
and run, period.

> Where is the cool?

An OS shouldn't be cool. Ideally, it's the most boring part of your computer
apart from the hardware, simply enabling you to get on with whatever you
want to do, without getting in your way. You don't want your butler running
around like a brainless idiot in a flashy outfit, now do you?

Richard Rasker

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