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De-Programming Windows Refugees

From Graybeards to Windows Refugees

  • September 15, 2009
  • By Carla Schroder
Way back in the last millennium, in the very olden days of Linux, most Linux users were grizzled old Unix graybeards. They saw Linux as a cute little toy Unix, but it was Free and free and fun. And so it was that there was no anguish at the sight of a raw nekked command line, and learning and progress were rampant, and life was good. Now Linux is the easiest of all operating systems to use, and yet anguish abounds in the land. Too hard! Too hard! Make it easier!

What the heck happened?

What happened was the supply of Unix gurus was all used up and Windows and Mac refugees poured across the borders, driven by curiosity and desires for something better...

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