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Invisible LINUX ? Answered

"To Jim Zemlin you need no longer care about your operating system."

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"You don't buy an operating system. You buy a gadget that runs a program. The gadget and its software are one unit.

I call this Invisible Linux."

- Posted by Dana Blankenhorn @ 2:57 am

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2009-06-16

Hmm... Linux without the GUI. would this be a command line thing to start a program?

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Linux is an operating system, not a GUI, and not an application program. Linux is the thing that keeps your hard drives formatted and organized, that interfaces with your keyboard, serial ports, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, etc. A GUI is just bells and whistles so you don't have to think about or understand how things actually work.

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2009-06-16

Do I detect a hint of elitism there?

Real (Wo)Men use the command line!

:P

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Command line rules! C:/ Run Applause.EXE

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Goodhart (author)hintss2010-08-31

WARNING ! You have just failed the Turing test......proceed to the upgrade center for a new LINUX upgrade ;-)   
J/K 

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hintss (author)Goodhart2010-08-31

who, me or my computer? I use linux, and do you read xkcd by any chance? http://xkcd.com/329/

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Goodhart (author)hintss2010-08-31

I was teasing (yes YOU LOL). yes i read xkcd from time to time.

  Like this one....

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-16

No sexism, though. Real Users Don't Need A Mouse.

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gmjhowe (author)kelseymh2009-06-17

What about those us whom need to draw and create?

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2009-06-17

So you don't LIKE the Gnome interface? ;-)

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2009-06-17

I like it fine, I just think my garden should be uncluttered by stupid interfaces in pointy hats...

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2009-06-17

analog computers ftw, the ultimate in plug n play who needs a monitor? LOL

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2009-06-17

This is a test.....blast...if failed....

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-17

If that IS what you are detecting, I personally have worked with a LOT of computers before the computer mouse was invented. I could say in response: real men/women don't use a monitor lolwe don't need no stinking monitors

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Well, Linux doesn't need the interface (for instance Gnome), but it does make for a lowered learning curve. What he is saying is that it doesn't matter which OS is in a device, if it is made to work with whatever device it is in, in the most efficient and logical manner; so there is no need to ADVERTISE that this or that device uses Linux, just advertise the device, and Linux is distributed (at least, that is what I THINK he is saying).

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fwjs28 (author)2009-06-16
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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-06-14

Yes, I would have thought there would have been a few others commenting on this....maybe they didn't see it, or maybe it is a meh kind of subject to the Linux fans :-)

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