Monday, June 16, 2008

Rants (?) heard 'round the community, ver 6

Some IT guy's kid hates Linux. Looks like the legion of freedom already got to this one though.

Awesome dude. You foisted Ubuntu 64bit onto your unsuspecting child. Isn't that some form of child abuse? Citizen's arrest, anyone?

Anyways, a few days later, he writes another post saying his kid doesn't exactly want to boink the 32bit version either.

Why do I get the feeling that it's just childspeak for "I hate you dad, but I don't have the guts to say it. Please at least stop wasting my time."

But this guy forgot the cardinal rule of how to be a luser. If a potential convert claims that they can't do XYZ with Linux, tell them that they don't really need to do XYZ anyways. Geez. What an undiscplined child. You would have figured he'd know how to compile his kernel by now. Anyone got some spare Ritalin?

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The best part is how he references the insane amount of work people have to do to get Linux functioning:
"For them, a computer must simply work. Any other fun they might have with it is gravy."

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OS 9 was such a brilliant piece of software engineering that it nearly bankrupt Apple.

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> If a potential convert claims that they can't do XYZ with Linux, tell them that they don't really need to do XYZ anyways.

Exactly. The other day on your comments section I talked about Photoshop and someone replied "no one uses photoshop". Then I mentioned "video editing" and then someone (could have been the same person) replied "no one I know edits video". Jeez!

Back to the actual topic, that kid really needs to get a Mac laptop. If this dad is an IT admin and HE already has a Mac as he wrote in his article at ZDNet, I don't understand why he doesn't buy a Mac to his kid too. Who wants to fiddle hours with limited and crashy video editing software on Linux when there's iMovie?

That was indeed child abuse. :P

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He shouldn't have got his child a mac, but a system that actually fits his needs.

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What the kid really needs is a car. So he can get away from the abusive dad. :)

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I thought about grounding him and taking away Internet privileges until he had completed some significant open source coding project,

What a dick.

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That guy sounds like every other Linux zealot: "It surfs the internet and lets him write papers so it's good enough for him"

Guess what? My old Macintosh Quadra 650 (a real 25 mhz screamer) can do that too so it must also be "good enough" to use as a functional main desktop.

Let the kid install XP on it, if it will let him do what he wants without maintaining the OS getting in the way. Most people don't care about digging through their /conf/file/mast/r/b8ion/ directories all day messing with a seemingly infinite number of 1k text files. Just be glad he doesn't want Vista.

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