Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 28th Jan 2004 19:24 UTC
Morphos A new product arises from Genesi: The Open Desktop Workstation is based upon the Genesi Pegasos, a CHRP based motherboard. Integrating selected Open Firmware and running multiple (15+) operating systems, the Workstation is an extremely efficient, very expandable hardware solution for personal and business computer requirements. Both IBM and Motorola feature the new product in their pages.
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RE: Exactly
by Tyrone Miles on Thu 29th Jan 2004 02:31 UTC

Gosh I hate when people who use one version of Linux and then use that as the standard for all of Linux.

For one if you use (Just for instance) Xandros or Lindows. They both use Apt. With Lindows and Xandros they both have graphical application install interfaces that are MUCH more easy to use then those in Windows and in OS2.

Everyone talks about dependencies. But that is not a problem now because you can use APT for RPM or Yum to install, manage and track software on any version of Linux. Dependencies become a thing of the past because 99% of the time Apt will update and download what you need to get around those problems.

Now what about DLL hell? How do you get around DLL problems? This is STILL an issue with Windows XP??

Worms and Viruses? Hummmmmm, how come the same old silly viruses are STILL killin Windows. How about the MyDoom from this past week or the Begal from 2 weeks ago? They say MyDoom has already caused $300 Million dollars in damage to companies in 2 days?? I have never hard anything like this in the Unix and Linux world? And with all the servers and Webservers out there running Linux and Unix you would think they would have a higher rate of those problems??? Yet you donít! Shocking!

And then we talk about Mac OSX. Well Apple has billions of dollars yet look where they have gone for their OS and software. To the open source community. And even though they donít use Linux as their Kernel everything else they use like apache, samba etc were developed for Linux first. Apple is copying just like Microsoft. Oh and then again you have to use Mac OSX with a Mac. No cross compatibility. Darn!

So please, try some of the easy to use versions of Linux. Unlike with Windows or Mac you have 100ís to choose from. Find a version of Linux that fits you and go for it. Or get stuck paying and paying and paying Apple $129 for the OS (And buying a new Mac every 2 Ė 3 years when the OS doesnít work on your old Mac. Oh and what if your Mac has a problem?? Hummmm stuck with it, canít add or remove parts, canít upgrade nothing!) or Microsoft $199 or $299 for XP, then $300 for office, $200 for Visio etc, etc. Or be a thief like most people and steal it and use it proud as if you paid for it. LOL!

Oh and not to forget OS2?? When was the last time an OS2 update was put out? 1990 what? Hummmm, itís seems funny to me that IBM is going all Linux on the desktop company wide by next year yet kicking OS2 to the curb! Now you tell me if OS2 is better why would the company that owns it and created it be kicking it to the curb for something that you claim is lesser??

Please, learn a little more and then talk. Donít read what someone else has written then think you know what you are talking about when you have never even used the product. I have used every version of Windows, Mac OS, and OS2. And trust me even though they are all useable they all have just as many faults as Linux. Have you updated your DAT files today. LOL! (Have you defraged your hard drive or Chkdsked it lately? Do you have all 100 patches installed? After rebooting 20 times in the process) Please. LOL! Give me a break.