Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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RE: Say no to drugs...
by archiesteel on Thu 24th Jan 2008 04:54 UTC in reply to "Say no to drugs..."
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

Hey, tomcat, did you hear about the EeePC? Apparently it's doing quite well...

As for the usual rant against Gimp and OpenOffice, it conveniently ignores the fact that, for 95% of users, these software are perfectly adequate.

Anyway, if you're not going to participate in this debate in a meaningful way (i.e. not restate your well-known anti-Linux agenda), perhaps you should simply abstain. Just a thought...

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RE[2]: Say no to drugs...
by csixty4 on Thu 24th Jan 2008 13:37 in reply to "RE: Say no to drugs..."
csixty4 Member since:
2007-10-08

As for the usual rant against Gimp and OpenOffice, it conveniently ignores the fact that, for 95% of users, these software are perfectly adequate.


How many of those users actually bought Office or Photoshop, though?

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RE[3]: Say no to drugs...
by zittergie on Thu 24th Jan 2008 20:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to drugs..."
zittergie Member since:
2008-01-24

That's the point.

Why should one use pirated software or buy MsOffice, while for home use OpenOffice works just as fine.

Why use pirated Photoshop (Elements) while Gimp, Krita & digiKam (or Commercial Pixel32) does all a home user need.

Same applies to K3b, Amarok, mplayer, lazarus, and so on ...

I'm using kUbuntu around 90% for desktop use (BeOS: 5% for mail savings, Windows: 5% to see a game demo, and compile and test lazarus projects)

BTW: I'm in search for a mail program (or solution) in linux that treat mails as files and not as one big database file, and same for people (email addresses) files. (BeOS like) Any thoughts?

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v RE[2]: Say no to drugs...
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jan 2008 21:55 in reply to "RE: Say no to drugs..."