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Canonical may have ultimately changed its mind about "Avoid the pain of Windows 8" -- the slogan that accompanied the original launch of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" earlier this fall, but like so many deeply compelling notions, it seems to have staying power here in the Linux blogosphere. That indeed is why more than a few Linux fans have viewed Windows 8 with jubilation rather than dread -- it may, after all, prove to be Linux's next big shot at broader desktop use.
"There must be 50 reasons to prefer GNU/Linux over '8' -- all of them sufficient for one or more groups of users," asserted blogger Robert Pogson. "Where GNU/Linux appears on retail shelves, a significant number of consumers do choose it -- we saw that all over the world when ASUS brought out its netbook with Linpus GNU/Linux,...".
You really must start hanging out with a more knowledgeable group of "experts".
Asus introduced its EeePC netbooks with Xandros Linux, and not Linpus.
Your "expert group" which you tap ad nauseum, is long on sound-bites, but very short on knowledge.
Next time you run the risk of committing a serious faux pas by starting an article with incorrect information, you might demand of your "experts" that they know what they're talking about.
How's that for a novel idea?
In case you haven't figured it out old Pogson had the cheese slip off his cracker long ago.
Notice how he has "Voldemort Syndrome" by chance? This affects the worst FOSS zealots, or as i call them "FOSSies" because when they get to that stage they treat FOSS more as a religion than a way to license software, and what its most obvious symptom is the inability to say or type the words Microsoft, MSFT, or MS. instead they will ALWAYS say "the other OS" or "M$" because they are afraid the big bad Ballmer is gonna hear them and take away their "precious" if they dare speak the name.
Please don't take my word for it, go back as far as you like with Ms Noyes columns and you'll see that he has NEVER, not even once, typed Microsoft, MSFT, or MS. And if the fact that he has Voldemort syndrome doesn't clue you in that his "experts" are all imaginary I don't know what will. Like anybody that was an actual intellectual or an expert on Operating Systems would have anything to do with someone whose so rabid they have Voldemort.