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Typical rhetoric common amongst tech-bloid journalists and, as a result, a sizable amount of Linux loons.

No, the average user doesn’t want to “think about lines of code or computer languages”, and, yes, they “want to push a button and have the world at their fingertips”. After all, programmers don’t get paid for messing around with their workstations and not getting any of their actual programming work done.

#1 Posted by DrLoser on Jul 10, 2011 6:57 PM

People … People who love AAK AAK AAAK Fredom Fighters Attacking From Starboard!

Sorry. Just had to do that. And here’s the indubitably gorgeous and very quotable Barbra Streisland: http://www.theromantic.com/lovesongs/people.htm

I’m told she has an entire Wagnerian song cycle that starts with Slackware, hits the note on Debian, has a sort of Funeral March with Ubuntu, and possibly a coda somewhere.

Nobody can find the coda. Perhaps Dan Brown can help with that?

#2 Posted by DrLoser on Jul 10, 2011 6:58 PM

Streisand; apologies to Barbs.

#3 Posted by Linsuxoid on Jul 11, 2011 1:12 AM

> “think about lines of code or computer languages”

In fact, Linux “design” (quoted, because as we all know there is no such thing as “Linux design”) is quite horrible. Implementation came to “OK” level in most places after big corps became involved, but it’s still crippled by that horrible “design” thing.

So, it’s quite the opposite, if you know Linux, only thing that can make you to stay is ideology/religion. One of the reasons we don’t see too many high skilled loons.

#4 Posted by HerbertK on Jul 11, 2011 4:28 AM

It’s a variant of the No true Scotsman fallacy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

#5 Posted by ChrisTX on Jul 11, 2011 10:34 PM

“No, the average user doesn’t want to “think about lines of code or computer languages”, and, yes, they “want to push a button and have the world at their fingertips”.”

These weird people who enjoy working software, bah. I much more prefer it if it’s broken by design and I have to fix it. Don’t you as well?

#6 Posted by reactosguy on Jul 12, 2011 4:27 PM
#7 Posted by Adam_King on Jul 24, 2011 7:24 PM

This is true. It’s obvious that the people who hate Linux don’t use it.

#8 Posted by reactosguy on Jul 29, 2011 12:43 PM

[citation needed]

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