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  1. NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

    So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I
    anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my eyes
    watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past six years,
    I have installed Linux at some point during the year with the hope of never
    having to go back. And for the past six years I have used Linux for a week
    or so, only to inevistably capitulate after tiring of all the little things
    that go wrong and which require hours searching on the web for the right
    incantation to type in /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little
    bit more reliable I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to
    Windows, where there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files
    to edit.---"


    http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443








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  2. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:

    > ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >
    > So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year
    > I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my
    > eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past
    > six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year with the
    > hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I have used
    > Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after tiring of
    > all the little things that go wrong and which require hours searching on
    > the web for the right incantation to type in /etc/screwme.conf. While
    > every year it gets a little bit more reliable I am always guiltily
    > relieved to finally get back to Windows, where there are no xorg.conf
    > files to get corrupted or fstab files to edit.---"
    >
    >
    > http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443


    Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    main competition.

  3. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    ray writes:

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >
    >> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>
    >> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year
    >> I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my
    >> eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past
    >> six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year with the
    >> hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I have used
    >> Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after tiring of
    >> all the little things that go wrong and which require hours searching on
    >> the web for the right incantation to type in /etc/screwme.conf. While
    >> every year it gets a little bit more reliable I am always guiltily
    >> relieved to finally get back to Windows, where there are no xorg.conf
    >> files to get corrupted or fstab files to edit.---"
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443

    >
    > Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    > main competition.


    Unfortunately Linux still has reputation of being configuration
    hell. And to a degree it is. When you know what you're doing its
    great. Before then? Lots of chances to screw up.

  4. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:

    > ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >
    > So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I
    > anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my eyes
    > watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past six years,
    > I have installed Linux at some point during the year with the hope of never
    > having to go back. And for the past six years I have used Linux for a week
    > or so, only to inevistably capitulate after tiring of all the little things
    > that go wrong and which require hours searching on the web for the right
    > incantation to type in /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little
    > bit more reliable I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to
    > Windows, where there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files
    > to edit.---"
    >
    >
    > http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443


    Linux.
    The slopware factor is so predictable.

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  5. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:10:44 +0000, ray wrote:

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >
    >> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>
    >> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year
    >> I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my
    >> eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past
    >> six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year with
    >> the hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I have
    >> used Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after
    >> tiring of all the little things that go wrong and which require hours
    >> searching on the web for the right incantation to type in
    >> /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little bit more reliable
    >> I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to Windows, where
    >> there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files to
    >> edit.---"
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443

    >
    > Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    > main competition.


    I probably shouldn't get involved with such and obvious troll....

    I have to wonder what distro the author is downloading (he doesn't
    mention it - good trolling! claim that "linux" sucks, but keep things
    nebulous).

    He also talks about xorg.conf files getting corrupted. I have _never_ had
    that happen except through filesystem corruption (which hasn't happened
    to me in about 7 years). As for editing fstab, modern systems have fstab
    management tools for KDE and Gnome, so there's no excuse for complaining
    about editing the fstab by hand (and he probably shouldn't as he probably
    has no idea what he's doing).

    This whole article smells like a fishy troll.


  6. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:09:36 -0600, alt wrote:

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:10:44 +0000, ray wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >>
    >>> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>>
    >>> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a
    >>> year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux,
    >>> my eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the
    >>> past six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year
    >>> with the hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I
    >>> have used Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after
    >>> tiring of all the little things that go wrong and which require hours
    >>> searching on the web for the right incantation to type in
    >>> /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little bit more reliable
    >>> I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to Windows, where
    >>> there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files to
    >>> edit.---"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443

    >>
    >> Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    >> main competition.

    >
    > I probably shouldn't get involved with such and obvious troll....
    >
    > I have to wonder what distro the author is downloading (he doesn't
    > mention it - good trolling! claim that "linux" sucks, but keep things
    > nebulous).
    >
    > He also talks about xorg.conf files getting corrupted. I have _never_
    > had that happen except through filesystem corruption (which hasn't
    > happened to me in about 7 years). As for editing fstab, modern systems
    > have fstab management tools for KDE and Gnome, so there's no excuse for
    > complaining about editing the fstab by hand (and he probably shouldn't
    > as he probably has no idea what he's doing).
    >
    > This whole article smells like a fishy troll.


    I should take this back. I only read the blurb and didn't read the actual
    link (I thought the blurb was the "article").

    I'll read and repost.

  7. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:

    > ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >

    .... and someone named "Vernon Warner has any credibility?


    --
    Rick

  8. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    Rick wrote:

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >
    >> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>

    > ... and someone named "Vernon Warner has any credibility?
    >


    Well, after all he is the "teranews nymshifter".
    So, one could rightfully conclude that the opposite from his claims is
    somewhat near the truth .
    At least once can be reasonably sure that all his claims are as far from the
    actual truth as possible.
    So, yes, there is credibility. Sort of...
    --
    Support bacteria -- it's the only culture some people have!


  9. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On 2008-02-26, Hadron wrote:
    > ray writes:
    >
    >> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >>
    >>> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>>
    >>> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year
    >>> I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux, my
    >>> eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the past
    >>> six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year with the
    >>> hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I have used
    >>> Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after tiring of


    Sounds like he's stuck in a 6 year old mentality, only capable
    of dealing with the system in terms that aren't necessarily up
    to date. Linux has progressed but he's stayed in the same place.
    It's passed him by.

    >>> all the little things that go wrong and which require hours searching on
    >>> the web for the right incantation to type in /etc/screwme.conf. While
    >>> every year it gets a little bit more reliable I am always guiltily
    >>> relieved to finally get back to Windows, where there are no xorg.conf
    >>> files to get corrupted or fstab files to edit.---"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443

    >>
    >> Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    >> main competition.

    >
    > Unfortunately Linux still has reputation of being configuration
    > hell. And to a degree it is. When you know what you're doing its
    > great. Before then? Lots of chances to screw up.


    Windows is the same way.

    Mac tools also aren't necessarily a picnic if you throw them a
    curveball.

    Point being: if you're unlucking enough with any of the 3 to want
    to do something weird or just stumble upon a source of complexity,
    Linux isn't necessarily any worse than any of the others.

    The degree to which I hand edit stuff at this point is primarily
    driven by my own experience and inclination and for the most part
    has no basis in necessity.

    Some n00b who has a sincere interest in taking Linux for a test
    drive will likely not need to touch the like of xorg.conf or fstab.

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  10. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:20:40 +0100, Hadron wrote:

    > ray writes:
    >
    >> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >>
    >>> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>>
    >>> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a
    >>> year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux,
    >>> my eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the
    >>> past six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year
    >>> with the hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I
    >>> have used Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after
    >>> tiring of all the little things that go wrong and which require hours
    >>> searching on the web for the right incantation to type in
    >>> /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little bit more reliable
    >>> I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to Windows, where
    >>> there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files to
    >>> edit.---"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443

    >>
    >> Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    >> main competition.

    >
    > Unfortunately Linux still has reputation of being configuration hell.
    > And to a degree it is. When you know what you're doing its great. Before
    > then? Lots of chances to screw up.


    Used to be true - about five years ago - not so much now.

  11. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    ray wrote:
    > Hadron wrote:
    >> ray writes:
    >>> Vernon Wormer AKA 1st Lt Jean Poole, Adam Baum, Barb
    >>> Dwyer, Capt. James Pike, Capt. Morgan, Captain Commando,
    >>> Colonel Ichabod Conk, Cpl. Kronk, Dr Gang Green, Dr.
    >>> Disco, Dr. Fafoofnik, Dr. Feelgood, Dr. GroundAxe, Dr.
    >>> Hungwell, Dr. Hurt, Dr. Livingston, Dr. McGillicudy, Dr.
    >>> Pain, Dr. Seymour Butts, Dr. Shlongwell, Dr. Shlongwell
    >>> (aka your Boss), Dr. Smooth, Dr. Zhivago, Geppetto Olivio,
    >>> Gordon Glover, Johan Schmidt, Keith Windsor, LENNY,
    >>> Lintard Luser, Lt. Stardust, nym-thief imposter of Mindy
    >>> Cohen, Mr. Doug Hoel, Mr. X, Ms. Polly Ester, Ofc. Michael
    >>> Clayton, rafael (note the nym-thief couldn't even leave
    >>> poor Rafael alone), Randy Oaks, Sgt. Wannacker, SgtMajor
    >>> Gansevoort, nym-thief imposter of Sinister Midget, Sophie
    >>> McDowell, Simon Templar, Sue Romer, Sir Michael Clayton,
    >>> Walter Smeddler, Warren Piece, Zumwalt Humphry wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443
    >>>
    >>> Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly
    >>> as much as the main competition.

    >>
    >> Unfortunately Linux still has reputation of being
    >> configuration hell. And to a degree it is. When you know
    >> what you're doing its great. Before then? Lots of chances to
    >> screw up.


    Way to go Hadron, "true linux advocate", "kernel hacker", "emacs
    user", "swapfile expert", "X specialist", "CUPS guru", "USB-disk
    server admin", "defragger professional", "newsreader magician",
    "hardware maven", "timecoordinator", "email sage" and "OSS
    culling committee chairman" Hadron Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka
    Richard, aka Damian O'Leary.

    > Used to be true - about five years ago - not so much now.


    Article is biased. This is the introductory paragraph:

    [quote[
    Note: If you are a member of the church of Linux and you suffer
    from high blood pressure, you might want to consult a physician
    before reading this. You may just want to skip to my follow up
    article, which presents my criticisms of Linux in a much more
    explanatory and rational form.
    [/quote]

    There's nothing wrong with either Gnome or the KDE user
    interface. These trolls from the church of incumbent, including
    Hadron are parroting there are problems and that Windows is a
    vastly superior interface, which is as erroneous as one can get.

    The best way to overcome FUD is to try the software.

    --
    HPT

  12. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 23:15:49 -0700, High Plains Thumper wrote:


    > The best way to overcome FUD is to try the software.


    Exactly!
    Which is why I always say, "if you think you hate Linux now....wait until
    you actually use it!"



    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  13. Re: NEWS - Tuxmachines reports that Linux still sucks.

    ray writes:

    > On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:20:40 +0100, Hadron wrote:
    >
    >> ray writes:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:40 -0500, Vernon Wormer wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ---"The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!
    >>>>
    >>>> So, it's with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a
    >>>> year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux,
    >>>> my eyes watering with the promise of life without Microsoft. For the
    >>>> past six years, I have installed Linux at some point during the year
    >>>> with the hope of never having to go back. And for the past six years I
    >>>> have used Linux for a week or so, only to inevistably capitulate after
    >>>> tiring of all the little things that go wrong and which require hours
    >>>> searching on the web for the right incantation to type in
    >>>> /etc/screwme.conf. While every year it gets a little bit more reliable
    >>>> I am always guiltily relieved to finally get back to Windows, where
    >>>> there are no xorg.conf files to get corrupted or fstab files to
    >>>> edit.---"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24443
    >>>
    >>> Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, however, not nearly as much as the
    >>> main competition.

    >>
    >> Unfortunately Linux still has reputation of being configuration hell.
    >> And to a degree it is. When you know what you're doing its great. Before
    >> then? Lots of chances to screw up.

    >
    > Used to be true - about five years ago - not so much now.


    I know. It is much better now. After the race was won.

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