So Obvious, so Typical


Totally fabricated rumours brought into circulation by no one else but a Microsoft partner. From what I hear about the Munich Linux project all is going hunky dory for Munich’s city administration.

And they aren’t even ashamed. 😦

It’s not that 15,000 PCs are that important to Accenture’s or Microsoft’s bottom line. They aren’t. What is important is to discourage corporate and government buyers from seeing a Linux desktop success story.

Those silly billies. Don’t they know that Linux on the desktop is not their enemy or anywhere near being a danger to their marketshare. Only a super small percentage of educated computer users are on Linux. And in the professional arena they are leading as well. Because professional users (secretaries, nurses, doctors, police officers, administrative workers) aren’t what is supposed clever and eduated so they will stick with Microsoft Windows like flies stick to shit.

So I consider this a shitty move by the newest and most prestigious member of the Linux Foundation. This is so self-contravicting, Microsoft should be kicked out of the Linux Foundation very swiftly! Also it reminds me of the shitty tactics of our Western governments: Create an atmosphere of negativity and fear, an assumed outside threat, create a common enemy … make the sheeples stay in the barn.

Dear readers, fraggles, darlings, I’m now pleading for the 100th time for you to finally toss your shackles and courageously step into a self-determined future. Break free from Windows and join us on the Linux side. Will everything go smoothly? No, can’t promise you that. It also depends on your computer literacy and experience. You’ll probably crash a couple times, you’ll have problems getting used to new desktop environments and GUIs. But … no, let’s make that a BIG BUT! BUT it’s so worth it. You have learned how to operate a Windows computer or a Mac. And I can guarantee you Linux ain’t much different. And the biggest difference is that Linux is easier. Easier to install, easier to maintain, easier to operate. And easier on your hardware it’s too. And in case of a mental breakdown, Linux has vast communities, lively forums, networks of volunteer helpers. Sometimes you even talk to the developers in person. Won’t happen within the Win and Mac infrastructures. =^.^=

And then there is this amateurish housewife’s blog. Orca might be the most clueless person who ever converted to Linux but you’ll always find an open ear here and she might even know the one or other workaround for your problem. At least I can give you enough hints and protips how not to lose all your valuable data once you wreck your new Linux system to smithereens. 😉

For example, if one of Trump’s nukes would detonate in my PC … ok, admittedly I’d have other problems then, but let’s just assume, my computer assplodes without a warning. I’d lose my data of two days. That’s it. That’s all. And that’s common sense, doesn’t need any Linux expertise.

Computer nuked, data still secure and safe.



  1. The people I know who migrated to Linux from Windows (or Mac) pretty much had your experience. The one thing I see most often from friends who are into Linux is hardware driver-related issues, simply because people who sell computers and (said with a Hank Hill accent) computer components don’t spend as much time updating or even writing hardware drivers for Linux as they do for Windows and Mac.

    For obvious reasons – the Nazguls zoom out from Redmond, Washington to wherever Linux might make a big, public splash and start handing out free or insanely cheap site licenses for Windows and Office to prevent Linux heresy from spreading. Microsoft’s response to the People’s Republic of China government pirating their products without even bothering to hide the fact (and threatening to go over to Red Hat Linux if Redmond made it an issue) was to tacitly site-license existing Windows installations in the Chinese government, to avoid being embargoed form selling to individuals and businesses in the vast Chinese market.

    So (as you pointed out to me before) Linux’s market share is tiny and almost no one but Linux nerds wants to write device drivers for Linux. Not so bad for those who are happy with open-source applications which generally work and play well with Linux, but in Second Life, Firestorm’s starting not to work and play so well with Linux. The Linux user I am closest to says this is a device driver problem with her graphics card, not a “Firestorm port to Linux” issue as such. Not Phoenix/Firestorm’s fault, they wrote to Linux. Not to every conceivable bit of hardware that could run on Linux, that’s the job of the people who sell graphics cards, etc.


    • Oh ugh, now you caught me on the wrong foot, Pat, as I’m not a nerd and even less a code geek. What I know for a fact is that that Nvidia in particular, and AMD following in some distance are making Linux drivers for their products. In fact if you’re on Nvidia there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be on a pretty new driver. As SL resis we should all go with Nvidia andway and stay away from AMD graphics. SL was made for Open GL, which is an Nvidia thing far as I know. Linux users and contributors are churning out free and open source drivers as well. I never use those so I can’t tell anything about their quality. And in the (my) real world this is insignificant anyway. If I have access to the closed source original drivers I always chose those. I spent good money on my Nvidia card so I’m not angry with them for providing me with always the latest drivers, ffs!

      Can’t say much about your friend’s problems with FS, there are many, too many variables to consider here. I understood he/she’s on Ubuntu, a system that’s rather behind the curve of development and was never really open to industry standards. They implement the Nvidia drivers also rather slowly from what I hear. But if even your buddy Linuxer blames it on the drivers I guess they are on AMD graphics. Therev was a big boohoo with AMD and Linux in the last half year or so and basically all AMD graphics users are … fucked. And will be for some more weeks until AMd sorts it out. Not just in Ubuntu but all Linux flavours.

      I’m interested to know who they wrote though, there is no entity calling themselves Linux to write to. I guess the Linux foundation is just a propaganda instrument of the industry and Canonical (as Ubuntu’s developing company) is hardly the right company to ask. I guess apart from delving into some forums and kicking AMD’s butt there’s not much they can do.

      My personal Linux guruine, Jean Horten, loves her machines on AMD CPUs but she’d never use an AMD GPU or one of their stupid APUs. Stick with Intel/Nvidia and you’re always on the costly but save side.


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