A non-operating system that still hasn't lived up to its excessive hype
, because the geeks in the community are;
(a) too busy arguing with each other over which distro
is the best,
(b) blaming Microsoft
even for ridiculous things such as huricanes, tsunamis, and last year's boom of aphids, and
(c) producing variants of Linux that are completely incompatible with each other.
While distros of Linux such as Mepis
are showing some promise, it would be logic-defying if the Linux community FINALLY produces something that actually is worth using on the desktop without any program installation hassles by 2010.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the REAL cost of running Linux on the desktop:
Linux distro: $0.00 to $99.99 if you have high-speed internet access, $9.99-$179.99 if you don't.
Linux manual: $19.99 to $79.99
New Modem (because "winmodems
" don't run under Linux): $29.99 to $59.99
New Soundcard (because the soundcard you have is not supported): $19.99 to $89.99
New Internet Service Provider (because no popular ISP supports Linux) $7.99 to $39.99
(Note: The non-popular ISPs often don't have free minutes and will charge you like they would a regular phone call).
New graphics-card (because your integrated video card is not supported) $29.99 to $199.99
New printer (because your printer is not supported) $39.99 to $159.99
New scanner (very few are Linux-compatible) $49.99 to $199.99
The sheer frustration of finding out that, despite buying the new hardware and spending weeks of relaxation time tinkering with the command-line code, Linux STILL refuses to perform on the same level as OS-X or Windows XP: Priceless
Windows XP: $99.99 to $199.99
Cost of new hardware (all the hardware you bought for Linux is Windows-compatible) $0.00
And this, my friends is the true cost of running Linux on the desktop.
An operating system which people use when they want to pretend they know what they are on about. 95% of all games and worth while software doesnt work on Linux.
Only useful as a server side OS
as web hosting isn't the most demanding task for an OS.
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A OS alternative to Windows used by Adults or kids tryin to look like they know a lot aboout computers when they wouldnt rather make life easier and click away...
Marky-Randolf III recieved Linux as a 3rd grade graduation gift so he can hack,spam,break laws,and have a preset sense of intelligence before anyone else. April Fools?
The April fool's joke of the computing world and an embarrassment to the open-source
philosophy. The brat that hasn't learned to shut the fuck up and do something more productive to its cause. The hacking tool used by script kiddie
s who think they are "l337 haxors
" after typing 10 lines of code in Pearl
. A prime example of how group-think
leads to less productive activity. Communism
in electronic form. Now Im sure we all have by now heard the same old cliches about old Tux
being the best thing since sliced bread, but eventually, they just beg to be examined a little more, as follows.
1) Linux is free
And I'm the king of Peru. If it really is free, then the Linux sites would have no pop-up
windows and ads asking for donations. Getting Luddix may be "free", but having to end up buying up to $200 worth of new hardware just to run a computer at 1/20 the speed of Windows 95
throws the whole concept of free out the door.
Also the "Free as in Beer" line is pure bullshit, because the can of Budweise...
an operating system used by people who think they are cool. it usualy does not work properly or uses a great amount of skill
linux blows like macs but windows acually works
A method of torturing a person who is just trying to learn more about computers. The folks who program this system assume that you know everything about computers, and will hurl insults at you is you even dare to ask them a question relating to running the OS.
Linux is NOT an efficient, user-friendly operating system. It is a nightmare disguised as a blessing.
A program that provides the classic setup for a monopoply: undersell and demonize your competition, then raise prices sharply when there are no other alternatives.
You soon will not be allowed to use a computer if you are not using Linux.