that old GNU/Linux argument

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Mon Jul 21 16:34:15 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 15:23 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > The majority will understand "Linux" as being an OS, the whole
> thing,
> > one of the many OS distros that are similar to each other (*), but
> not
> > understand it as referring to just the kernel.
> And then you'll hear arguments like "You think Windows is bloated?
> Linux is 
> *much* worse! Look, Debian is twenty-one CDs! Thirteen gigabytes! My,
> what a 
> horribly bloated OS!". They think "the whole thing" is the OS, and so
> they 
> compare "the Windows OS" to "the Linux OS", not understanding that
> Debian is 
> a huge collection of programs more comparable to Windows plus Office
> plus 
> Visual Studio plus MS SQL Server plus Photoshop plus lots and lots of
> other 
> third-party programs, and that nobody will ever install all those 13
> GB of 
> Debian packages.

So you explain it. You think you aren't going to have to explain it


More information about the fedora-list mailing list