The REAL reason we use Linux

An Amazing Mind has an interesting insight into why people use linux

We tell people we use Linux because it’s secure. Or because it’s free, because it’s customizable, because it’s free (the other meaning), because it has excellent community support…

But all of that is just marketing bullshit. We tell that to non-Linuxers because they wouldn’t understand the real reason. And when we say those false reasons enough, we might even start to believe them ourselves.

But deep underneath, the real reason remains.

We use Linux because it’s fun!

It’s fun to tinker with your system. It’s fun to change all the settings, break the system, then have to go to recovery mode to repair it. It’s fun to have over a hundred distros to choose from. It’s fun to use the command line.

Let me say that again. It’s fun to use the command line.

No wonder non-Linuxers wouldn’t understand.

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2 Responses to The REAL reason we use Linux

  1. Pete says:

    Pffft. I mostly use it because the Compliance people at work don’t really understand it, and haven’t loaded it down with mandatory gigabytes of intrusive spyware. Yet.

  2. Anton says:

    That is indeed a good point

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