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In the News It does not happen every day that news related to computer technology - news we report on every day - makes its way to the headline news programs and newspapers here in my home country, The Netherlands. So when it does, I am usually on the edge of my seat, simply because it offers an interesting glimpse into how 'normal' people perceive our little world. The last few days, however, that casual interest has made way for something else - tooth gnashing irritation.
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RE: My own experience...
by jabbotts on Tue 11th Sep 2007 15:01 UTC in reply to "My own experience..."
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"(yet, aggravatingly, they now advertise it as Vista-compatible)"

You may want to specify what the program it is that gives you issue on Vista.

"Open-source evangelists are preaching the use of open-source software where it is a completely inappropriate and wholly insufficient solution? Quelle suprise."

Overlooking the fact that the comment simply smacks of your own bitterness or prejudgement against FOSS, where is open source an insufficent solution?

Do you mean in business servers where it's still numbering higher than Windows, Unix and mainframe servers?

Do you mean in business workstations where it can be cusomized to a specific job role more than other OS? (unless the data input clerk *needs* an internet browser of course)

Do you mean in home desktops where it is more robust and provides the user with a far greater selection of software available through easy management GUI and console programs after being vetted by the respective distrobution maintainer?

I'm not sure I follow your logic there. I'd be curious to know what "inappropriate and wholly insufficient" issues you imagine with open source. I'm not a blind Zealot and am always interested to other's experiences provided they can be given with technical or specific examples and without a purely emotional motivation.

The only "inappropriate and wholly insufficient" uses I can think of are pushing DirectX only games and using specific Windows Only hardware. The first being caused by MS backroom deals and business choices by game developers and the second being caused by hardware manufacturers that sell too a specific OS rather than sell hardware seporate of a specific OS brand name.

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