he Linux market share continues to flatline. Here’s a piece on why. My explanation? Same as for a lot of things: People are morons, by and large. The article linked to mentions very good reasons that Linux should indeed not be adopted by others. But most of those reasons actually apply to other OS’s as well, so why are THEY adopted? Most of the reasons people give for not even trying Linux are references to things that simply are not true.
There is another aspect of this phenomenon tht should be mentioned. We Linux users don’t want the rest of you using Linux. Most of us formerly used Windows, and we were constantly being bugged by other Windows users to make their computers work. Now, we just say: “Oh, I use Linux. Would you like me to install it on your system?” and then kinda rub our runny nose with the back of our hand and snort while scratching our arm pit. Then the person goes away and never bothers us again for help with their computers.
Here is a very nice summary of how to use tar for all the usual purposes.
“…what is the advantage of object oriented programming (OOP) over procedural programming (PP)? ” Click here to discuss.
What the heck happened to the location bar in Nautilus???? (I loved the location bar!!!) (Also in this video, yet another way to mispronounce UBUNTU.)
And finally, this piece on geek girls at google’s summer of code.