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My Roommate on Linux

All of my roommates this year have new-ish Intel Macs, and they all love the shinny Apple products. Last night, one of my roommates that I didn't know quite as well, remarked on my laptop. I was tying a few simple commands into xterm to mount my external hard drive, when my roommate noticed and asked me what those strange things I was typing were. I told him that the command line used to be the interface through which people interfaced with computers, that it worked by typing commands into a prompt and then hitting enter, and that the terminal was actually a very powerful and useful tool.

His comment, was, "wow, your laptop must be pretty old." Which is pretty funny, considering my laptop is newer then his. But after that we had to go to sleep since we had early classes, and so I lost the oppertunity to correct his errors.

It really is sad how little most people know about computers.

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  1. Sadder still is how some of them viciously attack Linux on the Blogs. They cop a few one liners from more experienced Mac users and spread them around like they were their own. I wouldn’t even bother mentioning it but it helps to spread FUD and confusion about Linux. It hurts them too. When they finally find out what they’ve been missing and how much they paid to miss it, they’ll be a little upset.

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