"There must be 50 reasons to prefer GNU/Linux over '8' -- all of them sufficient for one or more groups of users," asserted blogger Robert Pogson. "Where GNU/Linux appears on retail shelves, a significant number of consumers do choose it -- we saw that all over the world when ASUS brought out its netbook with Linpus GNU/Linux, and we see it in Brazil today, where GNU/Linux outsells M$'s OS at Wal-Mart."
Canonical may have ultimately changed its mind about "Avoid the pain of Windows 8" -- the slogan that accompanied the original launch of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" earlier this fall, but like so many deeply compelling notions, it seems to have staying power here in the Linux blogosphere.
That indeed is why more than a few Linux fans have viewed Windows 8 with jubilation rather than dread -- it may, after all, prove to be Linux's next big shot at broader desktop use -- and it's also surely behind an intriguing little story that popped up recently over at PCWorld.
"10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8" was the name of said piece, and it was penned by two intrepid souls who were apparently not only fearless in the face of a heavily MTBS-afflicted audience, but also fortunate to be in possession of fireproof clothes, so hot were some of the flames that followed.
Both freedom fighters remain undaunted, Linux Girl is happy to report, and it should be noted that there were countless approving sentiments as well among the roughly 100 commentsthe story generated.
Down at the blogosphere's Broken Windows Lounge, meanwhile, the topic has lingered on more than a few tongues.
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