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Re: [News] 10 Ways (Reasons) to Convince Friends to Upgrade to GNU/Linux

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> __/ [ Marshall ] on Friday 06 October 2006 10:06 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Top 10 Ways to Convince a New User Onto Linux
>> 3. You can feel smarter than everyone else - but in a good way. Windows
>> is about profit while Linux is an intellectual experiment. You've broken
>> away from "the norm" to broaden your horizons - this can only be a good
>> thing.
>> I'm glad that was clarified in a positive manner as the opening part of
>> that sentence has opened a door to criticism that could be readily
>> avoided. GNU/Linux doesn't deserve to have it's image stained by those
>> that exhibit shallow elitist traits. I would not mind seeing a rewrite
>> to #3 to better avoid that reaction in some.
> Many people find a migration to the Mac unappealing because of a so-called
> smug and vain attitude of 'Macheads', which is a strong deterrent. I
> have

LOL. Look in a mirror Roy.

> read several stories that suggest this is true. As for Linux, there is some
> elitism in other newsgroups (e.g. Roy Fuchs, Dan C) and there are quite a
> few people who just don't want the mass market to get the bandwagon (Open
> Source). It upsets many of those who seek self-betterment, which is a shame.
> I sometimes think they use Linux for ego inflation while at the same time
> damaging the community. 

Who are those who seek "self-betterment" grasshopper? And the last
sentence makes no sense. Again.

Always wear your seat belt.

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