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Re: why open source software is better

From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: why open source software is better
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 15:25:15 +0200

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 06:38:57AM -0500, Aaron Kulkis wrote:
> Craven Moorehead wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:04:26 +0000, "Edward Rosten" <look@my.sig>
> > wrote:
> > Well if you started using computers recently then Linux may be just
> > the shot if you don't need to use common commercial and consumer
> > software.

Okay, fellow GNU-ers, lets make a checklist of "common c&c software" that
GNU/Linux should have, and see where it still falls short.  Let's be
honest, too.

> > Windows 2000 is crude ? In what way ? Not in the interface, not in the
> > applications and not in it's capabilities.
> It's crudesness ESPECIALLY in its capabilities.

Oh, wait, I typed a memo yesterday, its name contained the syllables "dow"
and "jon" (maybe I'm a Wall Street reporter, or whatever).  It's verrry
important, if I don't find it in the next 10 minutes I'm fired.

How do you do that with Windows (without GNU tools)?  Remember that there
must be billions of files containing winDOWs.  Under GNU/Linux, it's a
matter of seconds.  locate -r "dow.*jon"

Windows Anything is crude to people who are used to better.  The others?  I
suppose ignorance is bliss.  If the only tool you have is a hammer, every
problem looks like a nail.  GNU/Linux gives you a toolchest.

> > I have used various Unixs and Linux, for the desktop, they are
> > unbelievably crude, sure they are good servers.. I don't need an OS
> > that lasts a year between reboots, that is all Linux has got going for
> > it (apart from being free) for the desktop.

You're welcome to the copies of Windows I will never buy.

Define "crude".

Bernd Jendrissek

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