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Ten words or less: "I don't use Linux because..."

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
In ten words or less, complete the following sentence: "I don't use Linux because..."

I'll start with "...I'm required to use Windows for work."

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Linux != Windows

by apotheon In reply to Bravo

Ask and ye shall receive.

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

This guy won't learn from it, though. That much is obvious.

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A response to FUD

by jmgarvin In reply to This is my first and last ...

"..because I don't need to."

This is a poor reason not to use anything. Being a techy means you SHOULD want to explore new and exciting technology.

"..because I do my work with applications not Operating Systems"

WTF does this mean? Of course you do work with applications. Your OS should be hidden and you should NEVER see it. Windows breaks this rule constantly.

"..because my OS choice is motivated by purpose and function, not ideology."

You have a strange idea of purpose and function then.

"..because I don't buy into fud nor hype."

HA! Sure you don't...If you didn't you'd at least understand some of the basic concept of Linux.

"..because OSX would be the second choice."

Sure, why not...

"..because I don't need Apache."

Why not? No need for a web server? If you use IIS you have just introduced a serious attack vector.

"..because I have a job with performance measures."

They must not measure very well because *nix typically out performs Windows in almost all server tasks*

* I'd mention AD here, but honestly, we've been over this...

"..because my social conscience is where it belongs.. with real people in real need."

No it isn't. It is in MS's pocket. If you wanted to support need, you'd look into various technologies and not just one.

"..because I can afford to choose my applications and not worry about their purchase price."

Uh, ok...good for you...

"..because I don't have a 'box'."

Uh...ok....sure....

"..because my cpu is more powerful than a 386."

But grinds down to the performance of one when Windows "forgets" to release resources.

"..because I need to learn another OS like I need to pick up z80 machine language."

Uh..."another" OS. How many OSs do you have to maintain...sounds like just one. You don't want to double your knowledge?

"..because I have better things to do with my life."

Like looking into freaky Windows issues and fighting with malware?

"..because I have tasks, hobbies and interests other than playing with operating systems."

Welcome to my life...That's why I use Linux...So I don't have to mess with it...

"..and because I'd like to get on them them now."

HUH!!?? What the deuce does that mean?

"On a side note.. I have thrice over 9 years attempted to install and use Linux. Each effort ended up in a wasted day and reaffirmed all of the above reasons."

Then your technological compentencies suck. If you can't click next to install Linux, I'll be taking your job (or possibly even firing you) soon.

Honestly, why do people say it is hard to install Linux?

"Open source is a great method for creating software. It is not a method for creating great software. A narrow mind will confuse these things."

What are you going on about? Are you saying not all open source software is good? Well, DUH!! Just like not all closed source software is good...the difference is I can modify crappy open source stuff and make it good.

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Re: A response to FUD

by rkuhn In reply to A response to FUD

"This is a poor reason not to use anything. Being a techy means you SHOULD want to explore new and exciting technology."

Most of us do constantly explore new and exciting technology. But there is a limit to how much one can explore. We all pick and choose based upon numerous factors. Just because someone doesn't explore your choice doesn't mean they are not exploring.

"You have a strange idea of purpose and function then."

Maybe, but just because you don't agree with him, don't knock him.

"HA! Sure you don't...If you didn't you'd at least understand some of the basic concept of Linux."

There's plenty of FUD on both sides and while many of us don't use Linux, we do have a basic concept of Linux.

"Why not? No need for a web server? If you use IIS you have just introduced a serious attack vector.'

Most home users don't need a web server.

"They must not measure very well because *nix typically out performs Windows in almost all server tasks"

You're right, my job and many others don't measure the peformance of my server per se, my job performance is measure by how much I add to the bottom line. Linux very well may help that, but there are plenty of other areas I have chosen to tackle first.

"No it isn't. It is in MS's pocket. If you wanted to support need, you'd look into various technologies and not just one."

This is kind of like being a doctor. There are times when you can cure a patient but the patient doesn't want to be cured, for example cancer...not saying Microsoft is a cancer as I'm sure you'll point out. If the customer wants Microsoft, give them Microsoft.

"But grinds down to the performance of one when Windows "forgets" to release resources."

My P4 has never performed like a x386.

"Then your technological compentencies suck. If you can't click next to install Linux, I'll be taking your job (or possibly even firing you) soon."

Probably have to agree with this one.

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He doesn't sound like a home user

by jmgarvin In reply to Re: A response to FUD

So long story short:
Rickk, you are right *shudder*, IF he was a home user. :-) I think he is an IT guy on the ground somewhere....Which is bad....

The problem here is that if consumers KEEP drinking the poison, they will eventually die. It is VERY hard to prove ROI and TCO on IT stuff, but generally it is pretty clear that the ROI and TCO of MS is far more (long term) than *nix infrastructure....

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Skill level alert!!!

by X-MarCap In reply to This is my first and last ...

Tainted evidence of skills wasted away.

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Christian David Sanko age 7 has installed...

by X-MarCap In reply to This is my first and last ...

Debian,Suse10,fedora 5, fedora 4, and Mandriva.

<EDITED to extend list> Unixware 7.1, OpenLinux, Solaris 10 on x86. My wife reminded me of this...

This so called professional can't...

Who pays him??? My youngest son need some fast cash...

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Congratulations to "Christian David Sanko"

by Aaron A Baker In reply to Christian David Sanko age ...

You must be Proud
Aaron

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That's brilliant...

by kentfx_z In reply to This is my first and last ...

...I've spent way too many pointless hours messing around with that damned OS, while doing all my real-world work on Windows. Thanks, bro. Sometimes someone needs to say something obvious to wake people up.

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Nothing to add...

by it In reply to This is my first and last ...

robax,

Been there, done that, nothing to add - my sentiments exactly!

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Of Course I am proud.

by X-MarCap In reply to Nothing to add...

My daughter 21 has decided to try for a job as a Unix admin at the local University. She did get their Server back up in 10 minutes tht had been down for a day. She probably won't get the job because the PhD who interviewed her was upset she has had 0 (zero) computer classes.

If she gets the job she'll be the #3 person on the platforms and the only one with a clue on debian and HPUX and Solaris 9 & 10. (She learned from her daddy's side...)

Son, 20 is our Household admin. He won't let me touch the 6509 Cisco Router now that he is practicing for his CNE...

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