Penguin attacks India
April 9, 2006
My article at Desicritics on this subject. Too lazy to copy the text here, hope you are not too lazy to read it there.
Snippet: On this story about Negroponte (MIT Media Labs) saying that Linux is too 'Fat' for the $100 laptop, these were some of the comments (funny, ofcourse) posted at Slashdot:
(*) Yes, it is fat! It takes forever to start Linux on a PC compared to Windows98. And after giving the command to shut down, it scrolls dozens of lines of incomprehensible text showing its 'shut down process'. And all the distributions that I've tried work like this. It feels like I'm shutting down the entire Pentagon.
(*) Linux is NOT fat. The architecture is just big-boned. (got the joke? Hello? SouthPark?)