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10 Reasons Linux users hate Windows users

By Oz_Media ·
Okay, it's following a common theme, I know but I think the bias should be aired to see how relevant such lists are to begin with.

10: Linux users want to be seen as higher society, out of the mainstream and unique.

9: Linux users have an need to support their OS choice, especially when a new OS is released, to;
a) retain the nearly non existent customer base
b) pull those still on the fence into trying Linux instead of a new Windows flavour.

8: Linux isn't very entertaining, you need to do something when bored of entering command strings

7: It makes them think that others listen to them for advice on an OS choice.

6: It's Linux, they should have had a parrot logo for he amount of repetetive, outdated reasons they have.for using Linux that don't apply to modern OS's. Linux would be quickly forgotten without the parrots

7: Mom said their 386 is fine and, just because all the other kids have better PC's, it doesn't mean THEY have to jump off the bridge too. (now eat your potatoes!)

6: When you have no social life and no skills beyond 'penguin commands', you need a little something to make you feel mainstream and included again.

5: Some people actually think being a geek is a good thing, they need to think they are an elite club that only geeks would join and others are mere n00bs.

4: Now that security and viruses are not such a horrific issue with Windows, they need to wave their penguin flippers a bit more often in order to not be forgotten.

3: Their secret world has been taken over by those who have the income and resources to buy higher end hardware, so Windows runs well for most people now.

2: Linux no longer has much of an edge on Windows in most cases of speed and stability. They can't be forgotten.

And the numer one reason Linux users hate Windows users:
Linux conventions are the only place they could possibly justify wearing a tuxuedo (or more commonly, a tuxuedo t-shirt).

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You are just starting a fire arent you???

by The Scummy One In reply to 10 Reasons Linux users ha ...

"10: Linux users want to be seen as higher society, out of the mainstream and unique."

forgot to mention -- cheap b'stards :^0

"9: Linux users have an need to support their OS choice, especially when a new OS is released, to;
a) retain the nearly non existent customer base
b) pull those still on the fence into trying Linux instead of a new Windows flavour."

And the problem here is? And where is the hate here?

"8: Linux isn't very entertaining, you need to do something when bored of entering command strings"

I have barely touched the command line in Linux -- just a few commands, and those are more of a power user set. Linux is entertaining -- I have no idea what you are talking about.

"7: It makes them think that others listen to them for advice on an OS choice."

They Dont :0 :0 :0
back to the drawing board

"6: It's Linux, they should have had a parrot logo for he amount of repetetive, outdated reasons they have.for using Linux that don't apply to modern OS's. Linux would be quickly forgotten without the parrots"

Hmmm -- outdated -- I dont think so. dont apply to modern OS's -- only if you are still using red hat 3 or the like. WTF is this BS about?

"7: Mom said their 386 is fine and, just because all the other kids have better PC's, it doesn't mean THEY have to jump off the bridge too. (now eat your potatoes!)"

I would still suggest to replace that 386 -- but income may be an issue, and, if it works, why Upgrade?

"6: When you have no social life and no skills beyond 'penguin commands', you need a little something to make you feel mainstream and included again."

mainstream? I thought you said " out of the mainstream and unique" -- make up your friggin mind already

"5: Some people actually think being a geek is a good thing, they need to think they are an elite club that only geeks would join and others are mere n00bs."

Not exactly -- being a semi-geek is a good thing, and not everyone is a n00b, but there are a lot of friggin rejects out there.

"4: Now that security and viruses are not such a horrific issue with Windows, they need to wave their penguin flippers a bit more often in order to not be forgotten."

Since when is security and viruses not a threat anymore??? You are reading too many MS marketing papers apparently. This is a complete waste of thought processes. Get a clue


"3: Their secret world has been taken over by those who have the income and resources to buy higher end hardware, so Windows runs well for most people now."

More MS Hype???

"2: Linux no longer has much of an edge on Windows in most cases of speed and stability. They can't be forgotten."

Windows IS getting better on Stability, I can go that far, and Win 7 the speed is decent. but the same system will SCREAM with Linux. Win is still bloatware and has much more DRM controls.


"And the numer one reason Linux users hate Windows users:
Linux conventions are the only place they could possibly justify wearing a tuxuedo (or more commonly, a tuxuedo t-shirt)."

And the problem here?? What about Tux tatoos?? (Jack -- care for input)

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Read it scumbag

by Oz_Media In reply to You are just starting a f ...

I see I found the gasoline! LOL

9) the problem? Hanging on by a thread, that is thinning and near a hot flame, not worth teh hype these days that's for sure.

Linus ISN"T very entertaining, thus the OS BS is away to kill the boredom. Yes, Linux puts me to sleep.

7) Why upgrade? The constant complaint from Linux users is how you need high end machines to run all the new toys in a MS OS. Why upgrade? No reason if you're happy, but I find it more fun to be able to play with new toys and get away from the old hooop and stick. Why play pong when you can play X-Box?

6) Was about the same old anti-MS arguments being offered years after such things were a real issue. Bloated? Stay with acurrent machine. Slow? Don't run Vista on a P4. Buggy? Haven't has such issues in many releases myself.

5) Is all about being an elitist, no way to work around that one.

4) "Since when is security and viruses not a threat anymore??? "
Not what I said at all. I said they are not such a horrific issue. Vista is pretty damn secure and stable compared to previous releases.

3) Windows users have far fewer issues and complaints these days than in the past, not MS hype but reality of working with MS users.
but Linux users still parrot the same old arguments that were valid for Win98.

2) DRM control? That's a myth in yoru head. DRM is not legal protection in some countries. DRM restrictions, apparently associated with Vista, are complete horseshit. LINUX is the problem. You can play both DRM protected and NON DRM protected files with Windows. Linux will NOT play DRM protected content. (yes its a popular fact, just Google it and you'll see the rant aout Vista DRM was crap.)

1) Classless and sad.

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Ah, you are just full of yourself today, arent you :^0

by The Scummy One In reply to Read it scumbag

Ok, before the women arrive I'll take the bait.
9. Hanging by a thread -- yeah -- since Vista released, how many people either switched or tried a Linux flavor? I think you got it wrong here, *nix advocates didnt even push hard for that to happen -- instead they let MS tie the noose themselves.

8. That is because you are doing something wrong. If Linux isnt exciting, you are lost forever on Win. No shame, but no need to try bashing anyone else that finds Linux exciting. Go back to your Vista box.

7. I said I would recommend an upgrade from a 386. Will any browser still connect to the Internet on a 286/386? LOL Just the thought is entertaining.
However, they dont need to go broke on an upgrade. A processor/RAM/MB upgrade can cost about $100 and give them a good run against a $1000 Vista system.

6. Good for you. Are you saying that everyone that had/has issues is lying? Do you use every possible configuration and software package on your system??? If not -- this argument you cannot have cause you dont know. All you know is that for your useage, it has not been a problem. Should I bring out the ST*U now? No, I think I'll wait a bit more

5. Oh **** it out your hole on this one. Not all Linux users deem themselves superior. Not all Linux users need to feel elite. if you keep running into them, it is likely cause you turn up the flames pretty well

4. Yes, but I still have found several viri on Vista systems. I still havent found one on any of my *nix boxes. Ok, it is getting better, but that does not make it safe now. *nix users still have an advantage here.

3. You have got to be kidding. Happy Win users have less complaints. Average Win users are still trying to avoid Vista/Win 7 like the plague. I dont know where you got your info, but it must be from MS or an affiliate.

2. MS has made strides on stability. I will have to admit that. However, I still gotta reboot Vista from time to time. I had a PCLOS box running for 5 months, using it every day -- never rebooted. I still doubt that Vista or Win 7 can do that -- wait -- nope, they cant -- even Win7 had an update recently that forced a reboot.

1. :^0 :^0 :^0 -- I agree, but I had to include it.

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Cancel my shipment of 10-foot poles.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to 10 Reasons Linux users ha ...

I won't be needing them, since I'm won't be touching this topic with one.

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lol, right there with you.... (no text)

by ---TK--- In reply to Cancel my shipment of 10- ...
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Aw C'mon

by Oz_Media In reply to Cancel my shipment of 10- ...

It's right up yoru alley, Palmetto!

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Nope, nope, nope; ain't gonna.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Aw C'mon

I'm going to L'ville; you're safely out of reach.

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Depends

by Oz_Media In reply to Nope, nope, nope; ain't g ...

I could always pull out the other 'appendage' and probably make it most of the way there with it anyway.

(Oh, my inflated ego!)

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Real reason

by Saurondor In reply to 10 Reasons Linux users ha ...

The reason is just one. It's sour grapes. Linux users are upset because they're not getting credit for Window's greatness.

If it were not for products like Linux and OS X (another POSIX bases system):

a) Windows would be a great GUI based OS with no need for command line commands, but only Minesweeper and Notepad to play with. Errr, and Solitaire too.

b) Your corporate site would work great on IE 11, but would black out every 23 days at around 11 PM as NT 6.2 was rebooted for maintenance.

c) Windows would still be the same virus and security issued riddled OS.

d) Multiuser OS would still mean two or more chairs in front of the keyboard.

e) Bugs would still be features.

f) Netbooks would run Vista.

g) Routers and other mission critical hardware on the backbone would run Vista too.

h) There would be no command line scripting language in Windows. Automation would consist of Tai-Chi styled mouse click practices. Now Daniel san, show me add new AD user policy.

i) Reboots would still be required to install applications. Oh wait, they still are! Sorry my bad.

j) There wouldn't be any .NET. Oh wait, that's actually a good thing!

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Reboots would still be required to install applications. Oh wait, they stil

by Slayer_ In reply to Real reason

That's application specific, and stupid installer companies that insist on trying to tell you to restart your computer. Just choose no. You will be fine.

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