[Linux4christians] notes from the front 2
samuel at sendthefirenow.com
Fri Jun 24 09:23:38 EDT 2005
Ok I'm not sure what the big deal is. I don't
want to take away anybody's choice. I'm just
making a valid comment. Software installation is
pretty unique distro to distro and that's a
barrier for non-technical users that want to adopt
Linux. Commercial software can't support "Linux"
for the most part, they have to support specific
distros. It's getting better, but it's still a
barrier. My father in law is the perfect example.
His machine is setup on Suse and is great for him
but if he can't just put any software on it in the
same way he could with an M$ machine.
Honestly, I really don't get the tone here. I'm
just point out one barrier to people that would
want to use Linux that aren't real techincal even
on the Windows machine they use. I don't want to
remove anybody's choice or take over the world.
I'm not bashing Linux either. I'm all for choice.
I personally prefer OSX on the desktop, and
FreeBSD on the server. I find Linux better than
Windows on the desktop overall, for me, and worse
than OSX. On the server I find it much better
than Windows and not quite as good as BSD for what
I do, although for other server purposes it's
better. I was just pointing out a stumbling block
for non-techincal users that does not exist to the
same extent on the Mac or on Windows which are the
two major optional platforms.
I'm not sure what you're upset about, but I'm not
going to get into some kind of argument over what
I thought was a small observation.
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [Linux4christians] notes from the
From: bhg-fhg at cox.net
To: linux4christians at thelinuxlink.net
Date: 06-24-2005 9:08 am
> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:05:39 -0400
> Samuel Clough <samuel at sendthefirenow.com> wrote:
> > I agree that some of these various package
> > managers apt, yum, etc are execellent and make
> > software management even easier than on
> > but there are still going to be users who want
> > see software, buy it, and run it on their
> > with a few clicks regardless of whether or not
> > it's in a package repository.
> and your point is?
> that no OS
> will ever meet
> all the needs of
> all the computer masses desires
> to be able to wiggle their noses and have it all
done for them?
> please enlighten me as to why we want to take
over every one of the
> worlds computer users os choices, and that linux
will always be lacking
> til we accomplish this take over. Is it because
our programs will then run
> better? Is it just the feel good that we won?
Won what, the removal of
> everyone elses freedom of choice to use what
ever inferior OS they like
> to use and gripe about it? I just do not
understand the underlying drive
> for conversations of this ilk. Just what is it
you want for the worlds
> masses and why do you want it? Please explain
this to me.
> By HIS Grace - for HIS Glory
> 'nuff said'
> Sam Morgan
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