View Poll Results: Is linux.org hurting linux?

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  • No, it is a useful resource

    32 11.85%
  • Yes, it affects negatively the Linux image

    173 64.07%
  • Indifferent

    65 24.07%
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Thread: Is linux.org hurting linux?

  1. #1
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    Is linux.org hurting linux?

    How is the image of Linux going to be affected by having casinos and pills advertised on its main page? If an enquiring soul stumbles upon this website when investigating whether to use Linux on his desktop, is the 90's revival feast going to convince him or is it likely to turn him off? Or does the website provide useful information?

    http://agolb.blogspot.com/2006/09/is...ing-linux.html
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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    I would think it would have little effect either way.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    The site looks horrible and not trustworthy. I most likely would not have tried ubuntu if i had seen that first.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    This look not professional at all. Some articles are very outdated as well.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    you mean this site here? I think it looks very professional.
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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    You're joking right? Ads everywhere, nav buttons look like they were auto-made by some online script, no thought put into colors or title fonts.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    In general, Linux sites until very recently didn't really care about the look of the site, but more about the content, therefore I don't think the site design really looks professional or unproffessional. I'm used to the old frame of mind I guess Ever seen slackware.com? That site looks pretty bad, but it's the official home of Slackware.

    Anyway, I dont't hink the ads matter.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    That site confused the crap out of me when I was starting out. I eventually ended up on distributions that "install on MS Windows". Then I ended up with Topoligilinux, which scared me even more.

    Needless to say, I didn't touch Linux again for a long time.

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    The slackware site looks simple and elegant As far as i am concerned.......

    but does it matter about linux? i mean... the site could be hosting porn , or anything... but is there anything you could do to stop it ? besides buy it back ? would that be a waste of money?

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    Re: Is linux.org hurting linux?

    It actually had a huge impact on me. I was lost, confused, irritated and didn't understand what Linux was and I was using that site because it was linux .... dot-org... I assumed I could trust it. I would rather be introduced to generally what linux is ... and then something like distrowatch....

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