In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Fri, 04 Aug 2006 19:54:59 +0100
> Linux: Idiots Need Not Apply
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | This is one of the reasons why an intelligent user must love Linux; it
> | is for grown ups. The operating system doesn't pester you with messages;
> | it's rather like being given the car keys by your father for the first
> | time and being told, "Take her out for a spin." Where you go, what you do,
> | is up to you. Linux assumes that I am going to take the time to study my
> | computer and gain a basic understanding of how it works; there are plenty
> | of materials to assist me. It assumes that I am going to think about what
> | I am doing when I set it up. It lets me customise the components that it
> | utilises. The result is a computer which runs as intelligently as I've
> | been able to customise it. In short, Linux was created by intelligent
> | people for intelligent people, and this has led to an intelligent
> | product which functions intelligently.
And then of course we get the dumb trolls who can't figure
out why Linux likes to drive in a different fashion than
what they're used to. :-)
Or they deliberately seek out devices which are known not
to work with Linux, mostly because their manufacturers
haven't bothered to or refuse to publish drivers or specs
But yes, compared to Windows, Linux is highly intelligent,
especially considering that, in the name of "security",
Vista apparently wants to present the user with half a
dozen variations of the same question: "did you *really*
want to run this?".
(Which will probably make the user respond "Bleah.
Just run it, you dumb OS".)
Windows Vista. Because it's time to refresh your hardware. Trust us.