Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 11th Apr 2009 20:55 UTC
Linux Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at Computer World asks himself when he first started using Linux after attending the Linux Foundation Summit where several others were asked the same question. The Linux Foundation has posted a video of some of the answers; boy, do I feel young.
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RE[2]: Linux
by sofakingcool on Sun 12th Apr 2009 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux"
sofakingcool
Member since:
2008-06-04

I think that eventually Linux will be the mainstream Desktop.
I haven't found very much that isn't possible with Ubuntu.

I am a Linux-fan myself, but..I don't think so. I find a lot of things wrong in Linux, and lots of stuff that are just poorly done. And while most things sure are possible they aren't always as easy to achieve as in other OSes. Atleast one area where I often hear/see complaints stemming from is video editing. Apparently lots of professionals just don't think the F/OSS apps offer them enough features or are too buggy to use for professional work.


I disagree! I find Microsoft the OS that is done poorly. If you knew Linux you wouldn't say that
Your a rookie!

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RE[3]: Linux
by vivainio on Sun 12th Apr 2009 22:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


I disagree! I find Microsoft the OS that is done poorly. If you knew Linux you wouldn't say that
Your a rookie!


Linux has many things that are done poorly, but at least we know what those things are, and what needs to be done to make it better (bugfixing of drivers, X improvements mostly).

Somewhat related to the original topic, Linux has gone a long, long way and the things where it's lagging behind are in puny details that can be fixed quite easily. It will triumph because of the simple core that really has stood the test of time, as opposed to the complex mess of windows (polishing the turd, anyone?).

The funny thing is that with Linux, the stuff you learned in the 90's is still relevant today. You can still install the same window manager you used back then, and pretty much the whole skillset you acquired is very valuable still today. Contrast that with pretty much anything you learned about MS-DOS, OS/2, windows...

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RE[4]: Linux
by chemical_scum on Sun 12th Apr 2009 22:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux"
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2005-11-02


The funny thing is that with Linux, the stuff you learned in the 90's is still relevant today... Contrast that with pretty much anything you learned about MS-DOS, OS/2, windows...


Talking about MS-DOS, in the early nineties my wife was a secretary using WP 5.1 on DOS as her word processor. Since she moved on she has remained stuck in that period. She does not like any GUI based word processor like Abiword or Openoffice Writer. So for the past few years I have set up WP51 in Dosemu on Linux for her. Originally I had to use DRDOS 7 for it to work but now it works fine in FreeDOS.

Try running WP 5.1 for DOS using XP or Vista, I not sure it can be done.

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