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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsg View Post
    Folks, that is exactly the sort of helpful attitude that pushes many people who are genuinely sick and tired of M$ back into the fold.
    works for me.
    linux as a desktop system will not benefit from even more users.

    also: 99% of all operating system users (computer, phone, etc.) have never installed it themselves.
    so the real question is not windows vs. linux, it's: do you dare to open the box and take control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    do you dare to open the box and take control?
    Yip, that's exactly it. So many people complain about not having the ability to change things on a locked-down OS (Windows, Mac etc.), but when they get the chance to change, they shy away from the "work" involved, esp. if there isn't a GUI for the tool they need. Windows aside, I've had a few discussions like this with Mac users who are not aware of the underlying OS, and the ability to pop open a terminal.

    IMHO it's not a case of Linux/Windows/Mac/Solaris/etc. etc. being *better*, it's about being different. Pick the one you like and roll with it, without hassling people on a forum about the emotional issues.
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