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[News] Supposed Friends of GNU/Linux Are Enemies in Disguise

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With Folk Like This GNU/Linux Needs No Enemies

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| Since I am no longer fond of Microsoft products and have never been fond of 
| Apple much I wondered how Kim handles questions about GNU/Linux a.k.a. Linux. 
| Some searches on her site point to Linux questions that are only covered 
| under her premium content. While I am curious how Kim answers these questions 
| I am not curious enough to pay to find out. I also did some web searching 
| with AltaVista and found that Kim has a regular column in the Gannett owned 
| USA Today. Her last column there that had Linux in the title was in 2003. I 
| read the column and discovered the typical “Linux is a command-line OS”, 
| which it is not, and “GNU/Linux is only for tinkerers”, meaning geeks, 
| information.         
| [...]
| There are more “experts” like Kim out there on the WWW that make their living 
| off of Microsoft created problems. For the most part they all denigrate 
| adoption of GNU/Linux by average desktop PC users. After all, these “experts” 
| are invested in Microsoft as their cash cow and do not want to kill that 
| beast. I understand their motivation to keep people on Microsoft products 
| even though I find this motivation repugnant. GNU/Linux is definitely ready 
| to be used by average users buying preloaded desktop systems. The typical 
| Microsoft “expert” is just not ready for GNU/Linux it seems.       


Naked Computers



Yahoo! Answers is rejecting Open-Source options in answers

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| Someone got a computer from a friend that has some serious problems 
| with Windows. S/he has none of the disks (XP or restore) and was
| asking for recommendations.
| [...]
| How is recommending freely available and legal alternatives abuse?
| ImgBurn is also a perfectly legal program, so are Ubuntu and Kubuntu
| (they're Linux).

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