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    The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Why can't Chinese just be simple like English?

    I mean, everywhere I go people are speaking English. If I need help, I can always ask questions about English. English is taught in schools, and most of the bookstores stock books in English.

    Chinese just isn't ready for ordinary people. Maybe linguists can use Chinese as a hobby language, but I mean--come on--Chinese doesn't even have an alphabet. How is Joe Sixpack going to learn Chinese? Ordinary people don't want to learn a language; they just want to use it. They want a language that "just works" out of the box.

    In the past thirty years, I've had only a few small problems with English. It's almost always done what I wanted it to do. The few times I've tried to speak Chinese, though, I've just had people laugh at me. I don't want to have to take classes just to try to fix my broken Chinese.

    People just need to give up already. English is here to stay and gets lots of third-party support. In fact, when I travel to other countries, they usually speak English there, too. You can't really survive traveling to other countries if you speak Chinese.

    Also, Chinese just overwhelms you with the options. Do you really want to have to decide between Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and all the other local dialects? Sure, English has a few phrases that aren't shared between the British and the Americans, but at least they can understand each other. People don't like choice. They like a single language.

    Chinese is just not ready for the desktop, folks. It doesn't matter if 1/6 of the world's population speaks it...

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    ROFLMAO..

    is this a joke lol?

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    aysiu: one of your better ironic articles. Thanks for the pointed laugh!
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    Don't ask support questions in PMs--post a thread so everyone can benefit!

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Ya, Da Chinse Languge Ddnt Dtct Ma Hurdware, I Hed To Go 2 Da Xorg Config An Do Stuffz. Alsoo I Cudnt Get Da Nvida Drvrs Wurkin.

    (Wow, when I type in all caps it changes it to that XP)

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Beautiful point. I think korean is even less ready for the desktop myself.
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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Quote Originally Posted by majikstreet
    is this a joke lol?
    It is. I just get so f'in tired of all these stupid "Linux is not ready for ordinary users" assertions that I needed an outlet.

    Having tried a couple of times to learn Chinese (my parents' native tongue), I figured it would be a good comparison, as learning Linux is a lot like learning a new language... but easier, of course.

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    lol... I like it. Good job, Aysiu!
    This space intentionally left blank.

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Quote Originally Posted by mstlyevil
    Beautiful point. I think korean is even less ready for the desktop myself.
    like netbsd?

    aysiu, you do realize there are some people who would completely agree with what you wrote, don't you?

    nice work, btw.

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Hilarious!

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    Re: The Chinese Language is not "Ready for the Desktop."

    Quote Originally Posted by fuscia
    aysiu, you do realize there are some people who would completely agree with what you wrote, don't you?
    Well, those people I don't think will ever switch to Linux, anyway... and at least they're not hypocrites.

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