Cars are like Linux, your argument is invalid
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:13 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:52 AM
If you want to make a comparison between cars and Linux, at least try to make it believable. How hard is to make a left turn? He should go with either Formula 1 or Rally.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:25 AM
That's all that I got from this retarded op-ed piece.
What a 1/4" ratchet and 5/8" socket in a Snap-On Toolbox.
October 24, 2011 at 1:08 am
Linux hater here. Obviously this is a parody, so there’s no need to point out this is not what haters think.
However, there is a problem: while you’re laughing at your users’ inability to use a computer, Linux (on the desktop, as that appears to be your target here) is sitting at 1% market share. In the past Linux’s market share managed to creep up to 2% during the Vista fiasco, only to drop back down again when everyone tried it and realised what a turd desktop Linux is. While you, and all the guys on Slashdot, were busy wanking over car analogies the pre-release of Windows 7 overtook Linux’s market share, this was before Windows 7 was even advertised: desktop Linux can’t even beat Microsoft on an even playing field.
I was going to point out the ways this analogy is flawed, then realised pointing out your contempt for users on the one hand yet desperation to get them using desktop Linux on the other is the best counter-argument I can think of.
KEN HAM. NEVER FORGET.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:29 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:42 AM
I was being insincere and sarcastic as there are a larger-than-should-be number of Linux zealots who actually *do* think this is a good idea. You know, "in the name of FOSS".
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:09 AM
...or just stupid.