[Wolves] Do I hate Linux?

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 11:50:57 BST 2008

2008/6/15 dick_turpin <dick_turpin at archlinux.us>:
> Hi All
> I stumbled across this *persons* blog yesterday, many of you may well have
> known about them for 300 years prior to my finding them but I've only just
> come across them.
> Now before reading this individuals blog I suggest you;
> *Clear your brain of all your Linux loyalties and read it with an open mind*
> The blog goes by the name of Linux Hater: http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com
> I've read all 27 posts, twice now, and have to say that a lot of what they
> say is, well, true! The only difference for me personally is I don't hate
> them for what they are saying in fact I found it refreshing that someone was
> 'Telling like it is' without worrying if they was going to be ostrasised
> from the community.
> I cant make up my mind if they are a Windows user or not after all the
> writer appears to know a heck of a lot about Linux I cant even determine if
> they are Male or Female (Although their frequent references to their
> genitalia probably gives it away).
> I like Linux and thats about as far as it goes, I *Love my wife, children
> and family* so I don't get all worked up when someone says "Archlinux is
> shit" thing is I personally don't see the blog as bad thing for Linux rather
> the opposite actually if just one of their posts gets a developer or
> distribution sit up and say "Hey maybe this guy has a point" Linux Hater
> will become the greatest Linux Advocate ever!
> Linux Hater: Keep up the good work if there weren't the problems you'd have
> nothing to rant about.
> P.S. I shall be reproducing this post on my blog (Minus this P.S. of course)

Well, I've not read this one yet but I thought I'd put a reply in to
Dick's post.  I know that there are some very evangelical Windows
users out there.  The same, of course can be said for pretty much any
OS you care to name including Linux.  Those evangelists tend to have
very strong blinkers on them so when somebody gives honest criticism
of their favoured OS they go into hyper apoplexy; if there is such a
thing.  If we are rational about it though the criticism is a good
thing because, as long as we allow it to, it clears away the
beginnings of any blinkers and allows us to see the problems that we
don't really want to be there; even though they stare us in the face.

I think it fair to say that the majority of Linux users don't want
their chosen favourite (they could well use other OS's like I do) OS
to be flawed.  The same can be said of all the other OS users.  So
yes, whoever this Linuxhater is they could be well be a good thing.
If only to focus attention on the flaws in Linux.  Remember, nothing
is ever perfect.


Kevan Farmer
Linux user #373362

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