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Votes: 11

  Leave Linux to the Geeks

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 24, 2002
See here.

There are many problems with this article, especially after you get past the title. The one that offends me the most is that this pussy panders to the geeks--I'm guessing he's afraid he'll be on the receiving end of a Mad Geek-esque freak out.

But as long as you don't read anything after the title, you're in the clear.


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Great title! (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by because it isnt on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 06:02:42 AM PST
Says it all really. Personally, I'd go further:
  • Leave computer science to computer scientists.
  • Leave art to artists.
  • Leave music to musicians.
  • Leave cooking to chefs.
  • Leave stealing to thieves.
Just think of the possibilities, man! If we only did what we were good at, just think how much better this world would be! -- because it isn't

Yes. It should be noted... (none / 0) (#2)
by derek3000 on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 06:07:52 AM PST
that your first suggestion is not a mere rehash of the story's title. Just wanted to point that out to all the delusional g**ks out there.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

I second that. Furthermore, (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by because it isnt on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 06:17:38 AM PST
the geeks should take good notice of my final suggestion, as well. -- because it isn't

I have to disagree (none / 0) (#6)
by walwyn on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:29:27 AM PST
The items in the list can be turned into questions:
  • What is computer science?
  • What is Art?
  • What is Music?
  • What is Food?
  • What is Stealing?
from four of the questions different opinions can be drawn and a decent debate can flow. However, the fifth item is not only devoid of any such interest, but is also the only one that geeks have any success with.

Good Lord, Man! (none / 0) (#11)
by jvance on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 01:20:16 PM PST
Computer Science is what Computer Scientists research.
Art is what Artists create.
Music is what Musicians perform.
Food is what Chefs prepare.

Quod erat demonstrandum, baby.
(Oooh! You speak French!)
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

Do I smell circular definitions? (nt) (none / 0) (#12)
by The Mad Scientist on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 02:02:32 PM PST

That may be so (none / 0) (#14)
by walwyn on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 03:56:26 PM PST
but Computer Science, Music, Art, and Food can also generate a huge amount of pretensious bullshit. Something you don't often find with stealing.

Erm...wait on...I forgot for a moment.

pah (none / 0) (#13)
by nathan on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 02:26:11 PM PST
The alienation of the worker from the products of his own labour cannot be condoned.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

I agree (none / 0) (#4)
by detikon on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 06:44:52 AM PST
Well I agree with at least most of the article. Frankly though there are really nice distros like Desktop/LX from Lycoris (formerly Redmond Linux) and even Mandrake (Desktop/LX is better though). It's still not ready for Joe Schmo's desktop. Will it ever be? Hey if a company wants to devote the time and effort then fine. Just don't call Red Hat when you fuck up installing Mandrake (they use different installers and setups differ).

All in all it's for familiarity not everyday users. It's the same with any OS. Hell, I watch users struggle helplessly moving from Windows to MacOS. Just make sure you know what Linux is (the bunch obviously don't) and isn't before you take the leap.

Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script.

Hey dorksters! I don't even want an operating (1.00 / 1) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:24:25 AM PST
system. I just want my machines to do what the fuck they're sposed to do. In other words, what the fuck I tell 'em to do.

My women can do this. So why can't my machines?

Now, unless you have a positive suggestion to remedy this distressing situation. fuck off and die.

Machines (none / 0) (#7)
by walwyn on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:37:08 AM PST
are too smart for you. If you shout at them they go all huffy and fail to respond.

Yup that's why I prefer (1.00 / 1) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:38:22 AM PST

It's a good thing... (5.00 / 5) (#9)
by derek3000 on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:53:51 AM PST
you have enough hot air to blow them up, AR.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

Live Linux to the geeks (none / 0) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 12:46:44 PM PST
I don't see that happen on this site

And ... (none / 0) (#15)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Apr 25th, 2002 at 09:21:44 AM PST
To good Christian Americans.


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