Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Re: Darius
by Miles Robinson on Wed 18th Sep 2002 04:27 UTC

Why on Earth would you concern yourself with linux corporations aiming for the Windows user crowd if you think that Linux is God's gift to OS's? I mean really, the user interface of Windows is what most people are used to, and it's not really *all* that bad. Sure it's real plain but most people I know just want a plain and straight-forward UI.

Oh yes, now I realize why... because you're one of the many zealots (I don't like the term but honestly you're making it stick on you) who think that companies being for-profit and at the same time support open source development are going to bring about the downfall of it.

Sorry buddy, in case you havn't realized, the GPL prevents companies from monopolizing Linux. The GPL ensures that everybody everywhere will always have access to the Linux kernel (And, of course, all other GPL software). There's absolutely no, and let me repeat for you, NO way that a company is going to destroy open source/linux.

I'm going to ignore your referencing to the applications as lame-ass. After all, if you're going to be such an ass as to rip on the applications, when they're open source mind you, and just repeatedly complain about it's downfalls without providing feedback or even maybe assistance, you don't deserve the applications. You don't deserve the OS. You don't deserve anything more than the closed-source applications, seeing as how you're obviously not attracted to the biggest point of open source, BEING ABLE TO EDIT THE STUFF MANUALLY!