OK, this is NOT a flame directed at you, but
I'm a Linux user, and I use Linux exclusively for the
desktop. But not because it's a "cool" thing to do; I only
use Linux because I find that I work better with it.
I find that I just do not like graphics-driven interfaces.
Yes, they are easier to learn, yes, it looks prettier, but
I find that most of the things *I* like to do are best
done on the command-line.
That is not to say, of course, that everybody must
dump Windows and switch the Linux, that GUI sucks and CLI
rules. It's just that for me, personally, I find that I am
more efficient using the CLI. But many other people prefer
GUI's instead, and I don't argue with them.
My main point is, it's not really a Linux vs. Windows
issue; it's more of using the right tool for the right
thing. For the stuff that I do, I'm perfectly happy with
a CLI with some bare minimal X interface. Some people
can't grok a computer without eye-candy. It all depends
on personal differences, I suppose. That's why Slashdot
looks really childish when there's a Linux vs. Windows
flamewar -- it's just making a mountain out of the molehill of personal differences. (Of course, I'm of the
biased opinion that Windows sucks and should be replaced
-- but I'm not sure that Linux will be a good
replacement. Perhaps a totally new OS altogether, written
with the same UI philosophy as Windows but with better
implementation. I don't think shoe-horning Linux
into a GUI-based environment will work.)
Beh Tong Kah Beh Si!
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