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This is a newer-generation trademark and is especially popular among the Ubuntu crowd. It works in phases:

  • User finally gave in to the evangelism and decided to try out Linux.
  • Installing the OS is fairly straight-forward and they’re impressed by the graphic installer.
  • System boots up. Whoa! New icons and colour schemes! What a novelty!
  • User gets warm, fuzzy-feeling about going against the grain and not using Microsoft or Apple.
  • User manages to find programs and configuration apps after playing around in the menus a bit. Now they think they’re hawt stuff.
  • Oops, something is broken by default. Usually, some hardware device ain’t working.
  • User spends the next few hours/days searching online for a solution. They (sometimes) eventually find one, usually something in which they’ll have to UseEsotericWorkarounds™.
  • User is very impressed that they were able to solve said problem. They can brag to their friends how l33t they are and how awesome Linux is because they were able to fix something that wasn’t broken in Windows in the first place.
  • User relates their experiences on blogs and forums and recommends Linux to everyone, leaving out the parts about time wasted and frustration endured.

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#1 Posted by nickgoeshere on Feb 14, 2010 5:17 PM

OH-EM-GEE!

GENIOUS!

DELANO I FUKKEN LOVE YOU FROM NOW ON! :D

#2 Posted by Delano on Feb 15, 2010 12:49 AM

:o)

#3 Posted by administrator on Feb 15, 2010 12:56 AM

I love the psychology behind this sort of thing.

#4 Posted by KOMMENTER on Feb 15, 2010 11:31 AM

I just wish my crappy radeon x1600 (which apparently has a x1300 processor, thank you AMD), would work well with Kwin, after hours of messing around with xorg.conf all I managed to do was making it NOT CRASH, performance is still abysmal even in EXA mode.
Funny thing is that I have full hardware acceleration (even pixel shaders) in my hackintosh, and i can’t even get a non vesa resolution on that one.
For extra lulz of shame, it was acceptable on the worst KDE distro ever made: Kubuntu. (I’m using suse)

Anyone know of a good esoteric workaround so I may later relate my experience on blogs and forums recommending linux to everyone, leaving out the parts about time wasted and frustration endured? :P

#5 Posted by Delano on Feb 15, 2010 1:09 PM

Kommenter, works for me!

#6 Posted by KOMMENTER on Feb 15, 2010 1:21 PM

You have a “fake” ati radeon x1600, and you just happen to be running KDE 4.4 on opensuse as well? :P
It works for me too, on windows 7 that is.

#7 Posted by ameer on Feb 15, 2010 7:04 PM

Come on, you don’t need that.

#8 Posted by garegin on May 9, 2014 11:14 PM

"

User gets warm, fuzzy-feeling about going against the grain and not using Microsoft or Apple."

Ironically I got the same fuzzy feeling when I set up Hyper-V in a college class where everyone uses VirtualBox (even too noobish for KVM). It's stupid and moronic, I know. I guess in this case, I was sticking it to the noobs around me instead of the man.

#9 Posted by Ed on May 10, 2014 1:08 PM

And when prodded futher about why they bother this piece of garbage, the freetards now post this cringe-worthy meme:

https://thelinuxcauldron.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/whylinux.jpg

#10 Posted by That_Exploit_Guy on May 10, 2014 2:11 PM

And when prodded futher about why they bother this piece of garbage, the freetards now post this cringe-worthy meme

Funny. I use Windows command prompt all the time, and by that I don't mean Cygwin or Powershell.

They say those who can't do, teach.

I say those who can't do, spew kiddie nonsense.

#11 Posted by Ed on May 10, 2014 8:08 PM

Well duh. The Windows command line is superior to Loonix's garbage. This is because Windows is designed by real engineers, and Loonix is developed by freetard scum living in their basements.

#12 Posted by garegin on May 10, 2014 9:33 PM

nope. the linux CLI (bash) is designed by neckbeards who are utterly clueless about usability engennering or behavioral sciences. the problem is not the basement. it's their ignorance.

#13 Posted by garegin on May 10, 2014 10:01 PM

it's kinda funny that you even brought up the CLI. I had to use the for command in cmd to create a bunch of folders just the other day.

I find it strange that they don't teach this stuff to secretaries. regex-es and loops and mega-handy when dealing with rosters or anything in the list family. The task I used it for had nothing to do with sysadmining.

#14 Posted by That_Exploit_Guy on May 11, 2014 2:43 AM

Well duh. The Windows command line is superior to Loonix's garbage.

Let's not get too ahead of ourselves and start with comparisons.

Instead, let me ask you a fundamental question, namely, "Are you familiar with cmd?"

I eagerly await to be blown away by your leet kiddie skills.

#15 Posted by Ed on May 11, 2014 8:26 AM

Of course. Cmd.exe is the best command interpreter and 9001x better then Loonix's garbage salad command interpreters. The freetards scum don't understand how much more advanced and superior professional Microsoft software is.

#16 Posted by That_Exploit_Guy on May 11, 2014 11:07 AM

Of course.

Well, then. By all means, show - don't tell.

#17 Posted by Ed on May 11, 2014 11:12 AM

Wow look, a freetard with the "show me teh codes" challenge. Guess what little freetard? You don't ask people to write code for you without writing a check first. This is fundamental to us. This is why we Loonix haters are drowning in pussy and you live in your parent's basement.

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