I still feel that this operating system could be one of the greatest out there. I could go on about stability, security and many other topics. I’ll stick to community on this post.
Though, predominantly a Windows user, I’ve found myself ‘tinkering’ with linux more then a few times. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’ve managed linux servers, personally and professionally, but I’m still in a quandary as to whether I could make a move to this as a general OS for my living room. I think the single most problem I have with the idea of linux as a desktop OS, is that the community that supports it is more then elitist in nature. You think I exagurate? Head over to SlashDot and you’ll see what I mean. I complain a lot about a lot of things, but I am nothing in comparison to the average nerd out there with a chip on their shoulder who would post on that site. It is unreal.
I wonder how many petabytes have been used to store the word shit? Probably less then I’d think. Well, I hope anyway. Though it is a great word. Random, I have ADHD, blame the disease not the person.
Now that I am totally off topic here. Linux as a desktop OS. Right, lets all call our mothers and help them compile the new kernel released for Gentoo? Really? You think they’re going to understand that? Even Ubuntu or gOS, come on people. Get a grip. I for one can appreciate that linux can be a great operating system to do a lot of great things, but I don’t ever see it getting the market penetration that Microsoft or Apple has.
Uh oh, I said Apple.
Apple isn’t linux intarweb users… its FreeBSD. Not a comparison. Wait, sure it is, how could I ever say that? Well, I guess when Ubuntu has a $100mil to blow on some of the most amazing designers in the world, then we’ll see it being used by everyone. Apple users aren’t elitists! Oh, wait… yeah, that guy – on the iPhone. Total fucking tools(No offense Kevin Rose, you seem cool, heh). It amazes me how far status and style has gone with that electronics company. Didn’t Sony do something similar with the walkman? I guess they were able to ride that high horse for years as well.
Wow, I digress a lot. All in all, Ubuntu has a chance, but they need hardware and style to go hand in hand, and then I think it will have made it to the big time. I guess we’ll see how far the rabbit hole goes.
PC Load Letter? What the fuck does that mean? A heroes work is never done…