Sunday, March 18, 2007

When really, really, REALLY stupid people get ahold of the keyboard.

There's the ubiquitous, badly-educated, pro-Microsoft, anti-Linux screed:

Why Linux will not displace Windows

to which, amidst a buttload of considered and more enlightened opinions, we have the following gem of a response (emphasis added, although I'm not sure I really have to draw your attention to the funny bits):

I dont see how this will happen at all.

Vista is far more powerful than windows XP, and runs twice as fast. It is also much harder to pirate, and this point more than anything else has the Linux crowd in a panic.

It wont be long until Windows XP is no longer supported, and when that happens, what is Linux going to do ?

Linux will have to find a way to work under Vista from here on, since it wont be able to rely on XP being readily available anymore.

Which inspires the following rebuttal, undoubtedly from someone who's not quite sure he read that correctly:

Jerry, you seem to be very confused by Linux. It doesn't run on XP, Vista, 98 or anything even remotely related to Windows. A Gnu/Linux distribution is a complete operating system, not some piece of software running under Windows. It has its own device drivers, its own bootloader, its own kernel, and a variety of window environments to go with it. It also has tons of free (yes, FREE) and legal software that can do everything you can do in Windows. I'm not sure why you assume Linux users must be pirates; I haven't pirated anything by installing Linux on my desktop, since it does not use any components of Windows and therefore doesn't need a Windows license

Sadly, Jerry, completely unaware that he is now as hysterically famous as, well, this guy, just keeps digging:

You are kidding arent you ?

Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?

That sounds preposterous to me.

Any further commentary would be, I suspect, unnecessarily cruel.


Anonymous said...

It is astounding that people can be so stupid, but still function in society.

Anonymous said...

I wonder...

Same guy?

Anonymous said...

Haha! I hope somebody pointed him towards the google, with instructions.
Currently running XP Pro with a sideorder of Ubuntu Linux 6.10. After tax season the plan is to move entirely to Linux.
Judging by the Ubuntu forums, a lot of people are doing the same.
And why not when, right out of the box, it does everything you expect from an OS except:
2-cripple your music and video
3-phone home to Mom every day
Buh-bye, Mr. Gates!

Zorpheous said...

And these twits know how to turn on a computer?

Unknown said...

Yeah, further commentary on this dim bulb would only clog up the Interweb tubes. Don't anyone tell him about Apple, he'll likely insist that computers that aren't based on the IBM PC can't actually exist.