Ready for What, Exactly?

Another quite thoughtful essay by “Technophobe” Robin. About what? Linux of course! I mean, let me bitch and make bad puns about nanny Linuxes as much as I want, it’s true, you can find many many super geeks on decidedly kiddie distros like Linux Lite, Mint, *buntu and other pippifax shit. And here is why:

Confessions of a Technophobe

Why “Kiddie” Linux Distros are Awesome

In a Diaspora post, a user shared this Linux humor post, which I “liked” and am re-sharing – with a little twist:

There’s an assumption in the comic that the “kids” will “grow up” to become super-duper master geeky techno-wizards with “mad programming skillz” and create a master race of sentient androids or something.

I say, in reply to this assumption, “until you are ready:”

Ready for what? Some of us are just ordinary users who surf the ‘net, write letters and term papers, share e-mail, watch videos, and play games. It’s all we did on Windows or Mac, and it’s all we care to do on any OS. We run applications, not the operating system.

Ready? To do what, exactly, besides customize / personalize the desktop, and install peripherals like printers, speakers, joysticks and stuff? The most inexperienced novice can do all those…

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