I'm not sure what the point of your post was. That the average amount of technical knowledge of Linux users is lower than that of users of other Unices? Well, obviously. What's wrong with that? Just because people use programs that were created using a compiler doesn't mean they have an ethical obligation to know about it.
I do Linux, I completely agree with you. We are all zealots. Every last one of us. We are not for open source, we are
for coolness; this fact stands as many people who would die for Linux use only RPMs, and are scared to death of
simple things like make and vi.
Um, according to my definition, a zealot is a kind of "religious" fanatic who is blinded by his obsession for his cause. So you might call RMS a zealot because he is so insistent and uncompromising about free software.
Switching OSes just to feel cool may be idiocy, but it's not zealotry anyway.
We are not for optimized kernels, we are for 'rebeling' against Microsoft; this fact stands as so many people still use
the works-for-everyone-straight-out-of-the-box kernel as provided by RedHat.
Maybe this is because it's a fine kernel for many people and there's often no need to switch, except perhaps to feel cool?
We are not for choice, and basically we don't care about good computing, only cool computing. In our minds, there
are two operating systems.. Linux and Microsoft. We are the ones that invented dual-booting, so we could play are
Windows games as well. We are the ones who still don't know the difference between interepter and compiler. We
I know some smart people that don't have the time or incentive to become expert at the software they use, and I don't like that sort of condescending attitude towards people who are ignorant about the workings of computers. Are you inferior to a mechanic because you don't have a detailed understanding of how a car engine works? No one can know everything; IT people shouldn't look down on others just because their skill sets are different from ours.
Klingon function calls do not have "parameters" - they have "arguments" - and they ALWAYS WIN THEM.
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