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On 10/08/2013 08:14 AM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Tom wrote:

Mac Airlines
All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents are
all friendly and attractive but all look and act exactly the same. 
Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly
told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything
will be done for you without your ever having to know.

Windows Air
The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy
baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off.  After about 10
minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

Linux Air
When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench
and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html.
Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane
leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight
meal is wonderful.  You try to tell customers of the other airlines
about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what
with the seat?"

Tom, this is hilarious and spot on. And, once I figure out the seat
and that @#$$% wrench, I'll be a Linux lover, too.


I think we would have more Linux users if packages like LO can be
installed with one "click" of the mouse onto the install file as Windows
does with the .msi file.  Having to do the terminal commands like "sudo
dpkg -i *.deb " tends to make it a little harder.  Maybe just having a
script so all you have to do is type in "sh" would make it

That is the real problem with Linux over Windows - you have to think
more and do more to install a lot of the better packages.  Sure there
are those software that have only one .deb or .rpm file, but you still
need to think more using Linux to install software.  It is not as easy
as click or double-click on a file name and everything will be done for

BUT, maybe this way is it harder to get those nasty little infections
and wormy things that Windows seen to get all the time.  According to
one article, Linux finally got a virus attack, but you had to be really
stupid and allow it to be downloaded and installed via a multi-step
email link.

Yes, it takes a while to get "use to" Linux in whatever flavor you
decide to use.  My flavor is Ubuntu with MATE on top of it. 

Sure, I do not know much about the terminal commands, but I am a GUI
type of guy.  That was one problem I had to overcome with Linux - you
need to use the terminal once in a while.  How often does a Win XP,
Vista, or Win7 user has to use its "DOS terminal"?  A really lot less
than the Linux users.

I do agree that once you figure out that "blasted wrench" thingy, Linux
gives you a better "ride" than Windows.  Also, how many OSs will give
you the "flavor" options for their desktop environment as Linux does? 
They tried to do that with Windows before, and even MS tried to get
people to "like" their new one.  But when you get down to it, only Linux
has the variety of an ice cream shop.  Why go to a shop [OS] that offers
one or two flavors, when there is a better shop that offers 20 or more
flavors to choose from?

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