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Linux is an operating system that has a near religious following akin to Macintosh users. Devotes who use Linux constantly claim that only people who know what they are doing use it while also saying how stable and useful it is. They of course often forget that when only highly trained computer experts use the tool with limited deviation that the system will appear far more stable because of the lack of permutative chaos it receives as input.

Linux users often go out of their way to find flaws with Microsoft systems. This is because they find the corporate desire to protect intellectual property as a hindrance to their technical tasks. Many of the crashes that these technologists speak of are related to their attempt in dominating the system beyond its design. It’s akin to them beating their head against a brick wall and then telling the rest of us it hurts and wishing the wall would be removed.

Simply put, Linux or Unix is for technical people who want to have near absolute control of the system. In advanced sciences of all types this is often necessary so Linux has it’s place for advanced studies and technical development that really is unable to be beat by Windows because of the corporations desire to protect its intellectual property which acts as a road block for highly technical users.

Many Linux devotees also tend to be control freaks, which is necessary in complicated systems in order to maintain order. If the chaos hamsters were ever let loose into the system they would soon find that their stable system was highly unprotected and flawed in ways they had never imagined.

Linux is for those who enjoy order and control to design and create. While Windows is for accepting the chaos of the world and bringing order to it.
Linux user, “It doesn’t work that way, where were you taught computer skills? On Linux you are supposed to do it like this.”

Newbie user, “But if I do that in Windows it says it is a violation and crashes!”

Linux user, “Of course it does and that is why it is a unstable system.”
by Thomas Liberty Paine August 11, 2008
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Read the first definition, it's so true.

XP has screwed me 1 too many times.

Windows: I look pretty and everything runs on me

Linux: Yeah, I'm not butt slow and don't bsod all the time.
by oblong penis September 14, 2007
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If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...


Mac Airlines

All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.


Windows XP Air
You turn up at the airport, the staff help you to your seat. When in the airplane, you experience a little turbulence. You had to pay extra for a plane to fly next to you to protect you from viruses, but it's worth the danger to be in a plane with such a comfortable seat.

Linux Air

Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. Don't even think of coming on this plane unless you have a degree in physics, engineering and metalworking. You have to assemble your seat out of ill-fitting parts that take hours to find. Your chiropracter gave you a special cushion you have to use during flight, but the staff gently remind you that you need to spend hours looking for a compatibility layer to use it with. You nearly have your seat set up, bar one piece. So you ask the person next to you if he knows where any other pieces are, and he replies with "STFU No0B!! U R A LAMER!!!" You wish you flew with Windows XP.
Linux is useless for everyday programs. For servers, why not, but not every person's XP crashes. In fact, I haven't had a crash in Windows since 98. My Linux is so screwed up though, I can't even copy and paste.
by dRyx. July 22, 2008
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The best way to spam urbandictionary.com with propaganda and idiotic bullshit
Linus Torvalds is our god, long live Linux, windoze is for losers that don't know how to use a computer.
by discostewpid January 15, 2012
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Incredibly brilliant and stable OS designed for people who know how computers work if your too stupid then fine stick with windows XP don't complain after you can't compile the kernel source code that you accidently downloaded instead of the pre-compiled version. I'm running a version of linux as I type this (Knoppix)
knoppix runs from CD so you put it in knoppix loads take it out re-boot and then windows is back simple.
having said that though as most programs run only on windows keep it but only if it's XP.
Knoppix, Red Hat, Debian etc.
by Forcemaster August 09, 2004
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1. An operating system kernel that was developed in 1991 in Helsinki, Poland by a programmer by the name of Linux Torvalds. Torvalds made an interesting choice as to making the kernel open-source, meaning that anyone was allowed to look at the kernel's code, use it, modify it, and/or redistribute it. Over the years, the kernel was patched, modified, and redistributed so many times that it's more stable and secure than Microsoft's Windows NT kernel, which has been doing nothing but collecting dust over the last 20 years.

2. A series of UNIX-like operating systems made using the Linux kernel. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSuSE, Slackware, Mandriva, Gentoo, these are all popular Linux distributions. Some are made for power-users, others are made for the average user, looking for a better computing experience. Linux has a horrible reputation about not being user friendly, and that's partially true. But more recent versions of Linux such as Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc. are very user friendly, and have graphical tools so that you wouldn't have to use the command line utility most of the time.
Linux was and always will be the pioneer of the open-source world. The kernel's currently up to release 2.6.39.

Nearly everything we use today, be that calculators, ATMs, or even your own smartphone is powered using Linux. 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers use Linux as its kernel.

GNU/GPL software make up the rest of the operating system and apps. "GNU/Linux" is the way lawyers say it in court.
by teh5abiking July 22, 2011
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The operating system* little boys employ in a vain attempt to appear computer-savvy due it's perceived complexity, which is really just a convoluted user interface stemming from the lack of higher cognitive ability found in Loonux 'programmers'.

As with any underdog**, you will find a horde of fumbling zealots defending Loonux, who, rather than pose arguments with a rational and verifiable basis, will simply parrot ignorant statements against the operating system(s) that put Loonux to shame (e.g, Windows). More often than not, these lower beings will resort to childish name-calling and irrelevant technical references which further compacts their own ineptitude.

* "Linux" as referred to here is of it's derivatives based on the Linux kernel.

** Windows currently holds 94.3% market share vs Linux's < 1% (As of May, 2009)
If you're ever in need of a guideline on how to write sloppy, inefficient, spaghetti code, then see: linux.org
by A.Senior.Software.Engineer May 10, 2009
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A poor substitute to the God of computer software: Microsoft Windows.
"Will trade Linux for food."
"Shoo, you filthy beggar!"
by Thies October 27, 2005
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