Discussion in 'Open Source' started by iinfi, Sep 27, 2005.
Each and every bit of wht u wrote is correct....jsut eliminate these lines
Thatâ€™s the reason Linux movement is very slow, even though its gaining popularity
yeah... pls specify the source if you are quoting from someplace.
anyway great hearing that !
I just dont understand why Linux people always looks Windows as a competitor ... There are more of them .. Mac .. good old Unix .. Solaris .. (all based on Unix) .. Netware .. Why compete with Windows only ..?
I would like to comment on it .. For a starter, learnind Dos is also a nightmare so its the usablility of the system that has more significance .. Lack of support for hardware is a bigger problem .. And finding support (help) is another ..
Some of the things that I dont like in Linux are ..
Distros .. Yeah .. if you need to upgrade, download the distro .. or get it from some cds .. thats the worst thing .. most of the versions are release within 5 or 7 months so if you need to upgrade from say Suse 9.1 to 9.3, you need the whole dvd .. this sucks ..
You will never find out what went wrong if you screw up something .. Programs are installed in such a way that its *hell* difficult to manage .. Unix users might find it easy , but I feel its cr@p ..
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Anyways .. My point is .. if Linux is to surpass (ewww) "Windoze" , it can not depend solely on being Open Source and free ..
sorry guys!!! i wrote it. it is purely my opinion. the stats i got it from the net and the final opinion (Linux could have been bigger than Windows today) is my own.
Linux hardcore users are a cult man!We love the stability of Linux,we hate M$ ,its owner's ethics and his cheeky beeky OS flooded with loads of virus!
^^^ if only that were the case, it would have been ok. windows spreads virii. and that slows down the net
M$ culprit :-l
i agree with batty at a point = distros r a problem to update
Cult you say .. Tell me .. Do we buy software to run our hardware or we buy hardware to get our software run ..? If you need to have internet access on your Linux system, You need to get an external model (which isnt cheaply available) .. Most of the printers and tv tuner cards do not work with Linux ..
And not falling into arguement, you say you hate MS cauz of "owner's ethics" .. Do you remember that Linus Torvalds v/s Andrew Tenenbaum which argues that Linus altered Tenenbaum's Minix code to create Linux ..?
change this first
geezz linux supports only MODEMS? and that too ONLY external?
minix...a dead mans grave....not even a bit of wht LINUX is
Hahah .. Infact later Tenenbaum accepted Linux wasnt built on Minix after that Ken Brown affair ..
Lemme find the link for you ..
Damn .. I feel like arguing .. I aint gonna post any anti Linux post in this thread ..
I try to buy hardware based on its Linux compatibility. I recently dropped the idea of buying a HP scanner cos it was not supported by SANE instead I am going to buy a Microtek which has "good" support with SANE. I bought my external modem when I needed to access internet just b'cos I wanted it to work on Linux. Buying hardware with closed eyes and then cursing an OS for not providing drivers is silly. I did make such a mistake long ago by buying a Motorola SM56 based modem and it was horrible finding drivers for it that worked even on WinXP. I learnt my lesson and now I always check out a hardware's Linux compatibilty. We, the users, will have to reject hardware if it is not supported by our favourite OS (in my case Linux). Then only will the manufacturers give heed to us. You are paying for your hardware then why remain shackled with an OS that you don't like just cos the manufacturer thinks that you are a minority. Go for the alternate manufacturer and hit them where it hits the most.
As far as updating the distro is concerned, I seriously don't understand the problem. If you want new features...go and update. On the other hand if a distro suffices your needs then why run behind numbers? Just stay with the thing that works for you...
Anyway Linux is here to stay AND Linux users are increasing only.Billi's OS most of u
r using r pirated isn't?he made us to think hardware made are for M$ only.internal modems are winmodems,it needs software flow control,while external modems are the REAL modems.
............And not falling into arguement, you say you hate MS cauz of "owner's ethics" .. Do you remember that Linus Torvalds v/s Andrew Tenenbaum which argues that Linus altered Tenenbaum's Minix code to create Linux ..?..........
Infact windows OS is a HAck of OS/2 ?
i red somwhere only 2% of linus's code are there in today's Linux kernel.
Bill gates wants a monopoly OS.his ethics are to eliminate anything on the way of his OS.Linux is doing nothing against his OS.He and his company are responsible for putting patent warfare on Linux.
most of these guys are born and broughtup with "pirated" windows OS.that's why they are single sided.
thinging only single sided.
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