Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[5]: Choice
by Sophotect on Tue 20th Nov 2007 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Choice"
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2006-04-26

Hey, you BOSS! Now i'm having to mediate a little here. What you are saying about arrogance may be right, but only seen superficial. Sure other services and goods may not be that different from the central business model of a certain company. So what?
Is it natural that for certain uses the applications just don't exist for alternative platforms? Has it to be this way? This company has been caught again and again breaking the laws since its inception. Let us never forget that, and that this company is influencing a very central part of modern life either. Should it be this way? You are comparing it to cars. Should cars use only one sort of fuel from one vendor and are usable on the main streets only, while having all sorts of trouble when the wish to stray from the well trotten paths arises? Let us do another comparison which i see more fitting: Take a fridge. Any model, there IS choice, in size, deep freeze compartments, integrated ice-maker, energy efficiency, antibacterial coating, brand, price, whatnot. You can pack the food of your very own choice into it. Just plug it in without further hassle. What we have now is not hasslefree, on neither side. There is the golden middle which is lacking somehow, it is just not there, and no the other alternative wit the big X in it doesn't count either. To see windows as the universal tool for me equals owning a swiss officers knife as the solitary tool in ones life. And said company tries everything to establish its few models of these knife-equivalents as mandatory and the only alternative. And this is just not right.
By the way, nothing is certain, in comparison to the wallsockets the fridge is getting its power from, ICT is only in it's infancy.

Edited 2007-11-20 14:42

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