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Funny how things change over the years, isn’t it? I found this as I was browsing around for Shuttleworth’s latest self-aggrandising predictions; it’s intended as a sort of appendix to “Dream Big,” below.

I’m not even sure I’d have posted it, but the comments are so toe-curlingly dreadful that it would be a shame not to do so.

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Dream big, dream bold. It’s what I always say. Well, it’s something someone said somewhere.

Mark Shuttlesworth dreams big. How big? Twenty million Ubuntu PCs big.

He wasn’t talking about 20-million new copies of Ubuntu being installed. That’s easy to believe.

No it’s not.

True, desktop Linux has only a fraction of the total desktop market, but there are certainly tens of millions of Linux users.

That’s why not. Two of those tens of millions would be a significant percentage of all Linux users.

Mind you, there are hundreds of millions of Mac OS ...

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“Hello, I’m Katherine Noyes, and I’ve heard you’ve may have been infected by Flashback. I’m so sorry about that, but I’m here to help. Have you tried Linux?”

Yes, the door-to-door charlatan is here.

Stocking up on security software is one approach to the problem, but a better one, I’d suggest, would be to consider switching to Linux instead.

I’d suggest switching to a typewriter or a telegraph. You’d be just as productive.

Both Microsoft and Apple rely at least in part on “security through obscurity,” and it’s increasingly clear that ...

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I’m just posting this because it is a great rant. It includes the following analogy:

I can’t even say what’s wrong with PHP, because— okay. Imagine you have uh, a toolbox. A set of tools. Looks okay, standard stuff in there.

You pull out a screwdriver, and you see it’s one of those weird tri-headed things. Okay, well, that’s not very useful to you, but you guess it comes in handy sometimes.

You pull out the hammer, but to your dismay, it has the claw part on both sides. Still serviceable though, I mean, you ...

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Not a Linux FUD, but a display of obnoxious fanboyism nonetheless:
“Instagram on android is mad dirty it used to be special now it’s just gross”

What intelligent, thoughtful, articulate users. At least Linux fanboys generally have a vocabulary greater than that.

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This is a bit of anti-FUD. (Or maybe it is FUD to those who evangelize Linux But the thing is, it is still true.) By and now, this man is still a Linux fanatic. ( LinuxFountainOfYouth™? Check. LinuxIsMalwareProof™? Check. SynapticRules™? Check!) But the BiannualForcedDeathMarch™ has started to get him down, as the smooth walkway of Linux has given way to a more rocky one where pebbles are sneaking into his shoe, making things uncomfortable for his feet, cutting it up, wrecking his shoes, etc.

Each upgrade (which has to be done clean on Linux Mint) introduces more random bugs and ...

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It’s time. Another new Ubuntu. So it’s time for another Uncle Steve review. But wait, it’s just beta? Wouldn’t that be unfair? Well, even Uncle knows that AlphaIsBetaIsFinal™, and anyway we never have to fear him being unfair to Linux!

  • I’ve it on my default Ubuntu system: a 2009-era Gateway DX4710. This PC is powered by a 2.5-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor and has 6GBs of RAM and an Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 3100 for graphics. No, it’s not fast, but unlike Windows 8’s beta, you don’t need a ...
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They are officially nuts. Instead of making sure that their product has a proper quality they are toying around with design concepts and wallpapers. What’s ironic is that their purple/orange/brown vomit looks like shit compared to gnome 3. so they suck even on the looks department, not to mention that it’s incredibly buggy and incoherent.

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I have no idea on how to start describing this finding. So I will just put this here and let you start commenting on this.