Re: Why does Linux Suck?
From: The Ghost In The Machine (ewill_at_sirius.athghost7038suus.net)
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 06:00:06 GMT
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, q_ball_feedstop
on 3 Nov 2004 16:28:17 -0800
> 1. It's written by amateur, social misfits living at home and sponging
> off their parents.
It's also written by professional software developers, either on their
own time or employed to do so. I'll admit I'd have to research
the issue, but suspect IBM pays standard rates, for example.
There have been claims that FOSS is exploiting students, admittedly.
I don't put much stock in those claims, as of yet.
> 2. There is no organized professional review. That is why most Linux
> programs are riddled with bugs as well as heavily laced with
> profanities. Look at the source code some time and see for yourself.
There's a lot of source code to go through with Linux. Care to
be more specific?
Granted, the actual kernel isn't quite that big -- 5180 KLOC.
Windows is claiming 35,000-40,000 KLOC. Chock full of something.
> 3. Linux hardware support per platform is dismal, especially for
> recent hardware.
Of course it is. So all you little kids and kidettes out there,
go out immediately (do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not
ask your boss for a raise) and buy a copy of Windows XP.
> 4. Linux's graphic subsystem is built on ancient technology and is
> 5. Linux games are slow in coming and slow in running.
> 6. Support for Linux is dismal. Just take a look at Linux support
> groups and see how many questions are asked and how few are answered.
Well QBall, in case it's escaped your attention, COLA is not
a group that answers questions -- it instead *asks* them.
Or perhaps merely puts people on the spot to explain why
they use Linux -- or why they're still using Windows.
So...why are you still using Windows? :-)
> 7. Linux community consists of rejects, losers, mentally ill people
> and bottom feeders who are socially inept and have no real life.
As if we'd really *want* to ask you out on a date.
> 8.Because it does---->>>Suck that is.
Some people pay for that sort of thing.
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