well, the article shows a shallow and undetailed experience of linux in general. The distros mentioned in section 6 are not only inherently useful (who likes the bloat of the like os suse, fedora, or (my god) sabayon) but are good for learning about linux. It seems that the author is trying to undermine a lot of linux distros (which i notice are w/o corp backing) which actually are very user friendly from the geek point of view!