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28 Mar 2007

Linux is Not Windows II

Last year I read an interesting article pointing out the blindingly obvious that Linux is Not Windows. This month I spotted another similar blog article pointing out in a similar manner the same thing, No, really! Ubuntu is not Linux!

Penguin Pete states the obvious, Linux is a Unix clone and has nothing to do with Windows at all. Windows users don't switch to or help with a free version of Windows (ReactOS), they switch to Ubuntu. Because Ubuntu isn't a Windows clone in anything other than a superficial manner the Windows users are unhappy, therefore they and others should turn Ubuntu into something other than Linux.

It's a bit provocative and there are lots of flames, but he does make a point, Linux != Windows...