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As I drink my scotch after a long day of golfing I ponder life's great philosophical questions, such as the direction that Linux is heading, and if the wife is going to yell at me for that new scotch stain on the couch. Are we men, or are we mac users ? I mean seriously, whats with the buttons on the left ? Is it some insidious plot to ruin my optimistic attitude in life, like the KFC Double Down ? Is it a new direction that Ubuntu is going if it has already been trodden down by turtleneck wearing...
Posted 05-15-2010 at 06:49 AM byrich_c Updated 05-15-2010 at 07:06 AM byrich_c(Add section I forgot.)
There's all the usual reasons like "Free as in speech" and "Free as in beer" but for me, a couple of the reasons I love Linux are the regular discovery of great little apps that I find are already installed as standard when I start investigating how to perform a particular task. For example, I downloaded The Cathedral and the Bazaar as a PostScript. I couldn't find a reader for my Nokia N900, so after a little investigation I converted it using ps2pdf which I found already...
some of you might be lispers (lisp programmers) , i'd bet you prefer clisp , indeed it's a great implementation of common lisp.
strangely however its original authors decided to incorporate jewish religious imagery into the software , which takes the shape of a menorah.on further inspection of this under GNU released software i discovered a rather odd piece of code that provides an interesting insight into the religious zealot of the authors as well as...