Re: Easy-to-learn Linux Tutorial
While I believe your effort to be applaudable, I cannot help but disagree with a few of your statements.
Undoubtedly, it's easy to make a strong case for other OSs than Windows. "Stupid", however, can hardly be the most suiting attribute of Windows. I'd say that other than a human being and maybe few other mammals nothing can either be inherently smart or stupid. Windows developers certainly aren't and neither is Steve Balmer, Bill Gates or any other individual on the board in Redmond.
It is the best OS you can get, it's good and free (Windows is stupid and non-free).
Windows ranks rather low on my personal list of OSs of choice, but that's personal preference.
Further, while I love my Ubuntu, I'd say calling it the best OS ever is a bit over the top. The choice of an OS first of all depends on the kind of usage. Has Ubuntu Server for instance reached the quality of RedHat Enterprise? Probably not.
Your system is always only as fast as the hardware. On a P3 with 256 megs of RAM for instance, there'd be a load of faster distributions.
This claim is ridiculous. If this was true there wouldn't be 258446 bugs reported across 2297 projects on Launchpad as of today.
Further, everything along the lines of
is also personal opinion. The GUI of MS Office 2007 for instance is IMHO unbeaten for ease of use - very user friendly and the one and only Microsoft product since Windows 98SE that I really like.
GIMP instead of Photoshop (much easier to learn)
OpenOffice instead of Word (much much better...)
A lot of GPUs run perfectly fine without Envy (and do so oob).
This was an example, now, you need to do this with a lot of other useful programs, like EnvyNG. Envy will detect you're video card and install it. [Instructions on how to install Envy]
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words...