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Nov 30, 2009 9:32 PM

So you’re using a piece of open source software instead of its proprietary commercial alternative. It hasn’t crashed yet and you are nearing what most people would consider being productive.

You’re feeling pretty good about yourself until you suddenly realize that a feature you need doesn’t exist, despite the fact that open source software is supposed to be superior to proprietary software. After hunting for hours in the menus and documentation, you log onto said software’s official forum and ask about the feature.

A few hours later you get a friendly reply informing you that you do not, infact, need the feature required to complete your task.

#1 Posted by BinarySpill on Dec 3, 2009 4:01 PM

documentation? YouDontNeedThat™

unsurprisingly most of the Lusers in that $la$hdot thread cant deny the beauty of BSD docs

#2 Posted by BinarySpill on Dec 3, 2009 4:03 PM

wtf? cant edit comments??

#3 Posted by hoppi on Dec 9, 2009 11:32 AM

This one works both ways you know. Obviously I don’t need great and flexible security, a great and flexible system, KDE, Qt4, plasma, great stability and memory management, a choice of DEs, Amarok, Compiz and Kwin, the BASH prompt, GUI upgrades, apt-get, virtual desktops by default in 3D and well-integrated, window tabbing… seriously dude who needs it? xD

#4 Posted by GabberGoat on Dec 9, 2009 12:15 PM

Almost all of that you can get on Windows too

#5 Posted by hoppi on Dec 9, 2009 4:00 PM

hahahaha yeah xD

#6 Posted by hoppi on Dec 9, 2009 4:01 PM

even the ones you can are with hacks!

#7 Posted by Frak on Dec 9, 2009 4:15 PM


#8 Posted by hoppi on Dec 10, 2009 8:05 PM


#9 Posted by GabberGoat on Dec 10, 2009 8:24 PM

I think Hoppi should have his own section of this site!.

BTW Hoppi, is this ThePowerOfPlasma™ ?

#10 Posted by Frak on Dec 11, 2009 2:09 AM

That looks terrible, holy crap.

#11 Posted by hoppi on Dec 11, 2009 2:33 AM

It’s my desktop ._. lol

And yes Plasma is amazing :)

#12 Posted by administrator on Dec 11, 2009 3:13 AM

I love how Hoppi defends something by spouting off 15 different projects at random. I’m going to try it out:

“Windows is awesome. Flash, Photoshop, Aero, Quicktime, Office, Maya, iTunes, Steam, PowerShell, VisualStudio, Skype, all great choices!”

#13 Posted by administrator on Dec 11, 2009 3:15 AM

@Hoppi, and how am I supposed to do my job on Linux without a Flash IDE? That one isn’t even JustAroundTheCorner™, there is NO Flash IDE planned whatsoever!

So all your stupid window managers are useless because I can’t run the apps I need. Unless you forgot, “its all about the apps, stupid”.

#14 Posted by ChrisTX on Dec 11, 2009 10:03 AM

Oh, just get a new one, I mean forcing you to not use free software ( AGAINST YOUR WILL ) is not acceptable.
What about ?

#15 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 11, 2009 2:55 PM

I know this is going to sound insane, but I don’t see any reason at all why Hoppi shouldn’t be allowed his own little area.


If you’re a Friend of Hoppi, you can just click.
If you just want a good laugh, you can just click.

I’m sure Django can cope with a Hoppi tab.

#16 Posted by hoppi on Dec 11, 2009 6:32 PM

@DRLOSER haha that made me laugh :)

To be honest I don’t know why I’m still continuing with this little crusade, I just love ol’ Linux so I find myself fighting for it _

And yes for some people it’s “all about the apps” but for lots like me as long as the apps do what I want them to do (which they do) I am content. That’s a reasonably large bracket of users satisfied (I’d say the vast majority of home users) and we will get more apps if the popularity of say, Ubuntu, has an opportunity to reach tipping point and snowball! For now, there aren’t many apps if you don’t include wine etc, but it’s just a price of using a less popular OS, not an inferior OS.

#17 Posted by icehuck on Dec 11, 2009 8:43 PM

“My name is Hoppi. I don’t have many friends, Linux doesn’t have many users…maybe I can be Linux’s friend.”

#18 Posted by administrator on Dec 11, 2009 9:58 PM

@Hoppi, you keep defending ol’ Linux because, like you, its the underdog. You see a lot of the marginalization that Linux suffers from in yourself.

You find it endearing, and you feel somewhat helpless, so the best way to feel powerful again is to latch on to a movement. After all, if the movement is successful, then you’re successful by association.

However, its not successful, so you’ve become a mixture of denial and hurt. Suddenly belonging to the movement means every one of their failings is one of your failings.

The psychology of a freetard.

#19 Posted by hoppi on Dec 12, 2009 3:17 AM

@admin rofl what a load of rubbish!

I use Linux because I love the freedom it gives me, I love the power of the desktops and the attitude of people like Mark Shuttleworth. I like Ubuntu and open source and how cool all the devs and “higher ups” are (I am not the biggest fan of Steve Ballmer or Steve Jobs).

You can make up all the pseudo-psychology you want, but it quite clearly shows that you are not a psychologist!

#20 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 13, 2009 1:39 PM

Now fuelled by Hoppi!

Apparently, this is the TM that sucked him in.

I’d vote it up, except that I’ve already voted it up.

Since you’re here, Hoppi, what about my challenge?

#21 Posted by hoppi on Dec 13, 2009 9:11 PM

No Frak’s one was the one that drew me in!

I still don’t really understand this silly challenge lol, something to do with apps and I said I was happy with all my apps… what do I need to prove? o.O heh

#22 Posted by Frak on Dec 13, 2009 9:53 PM

I don’t know, Hoppi, you defend Linux awfully hard. Are you really sure that you are happy with Linux? You sound as if you are defending it to prove to yourself that you like it.

#23 Posted by Delano on Feb 12, 2010 2:59 PM

I would have imagined that the users themselves are the best judge of what they need and don’t need. Oh, wait, they’ve been brainwashed. D’oh!

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