Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Universal "Gaining in Momentum" News
I subscribe to quite a few tech blogs, mostly those pointing to open source and the development of the Linux kernel. Some, like kmandla's blog, provide really interesting real-life application and battle stories that are actually pretty fun to read.

For the rest of them, I must go through 75% without reading the actual article. Why? When I see the header "This Distribution is Gaining Momentum!" or "A windows killer? We think so!" or anything like that I automatically scroll past it in my RSS reader. I simply don't have the time or patience to read about how Linux is "lol omg taking off." News flash, kids: Linux isn't "taking off" in these mysterious spurts. People are trying it every day. Some like it, some don't. Saying that a certain percentage of computer users are running a Linux box is not news. News is that some new feature has been added to the kernel or some popular program got a Linux port. That's news, and that's what I want to read about.

Perhaps the articles do, in fact, contain useful information but are titled something like "Year of Linux on the Desktop has finally arrived because this many people use it now!" Stop saying it's arrived. Stop speculating. Do I have to rub your nose in it, too? Stop it.

For the sake of keeping my RSS reader chock-full of useful info and crap-free, stop posting these doo-doo filler articles.

Edit: And suddenly, my RSS feed was happy again.
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