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Old 11-03-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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Linux Philosophy


i truely think that Linux will be the end all operating system for the next 100 years....

simply b/c it's based on the principle that the 'user knows best" or "only the user knows what the user really wants"

none of this b/s about "source code" this or lawsuit that.

if you want to get something done, linux is the way. and why shouldn't it be.

it is after all the best of both worlds, speaking of the two commercial previous giants, windoze and apple.

even the knowledgeable folks that swear by Mac and everytbody else that deep down utterly hates windoze to it's very core, neither of those systems give you the user, full control over your own computer which is really full control over your destiny.

truely, "It's where you want to go today!"

cheers

- perry

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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i am not sure you are right. personally I believe that as ues of linux increases it will no longer be free. I also believe that the majority of computer users want less control over their machines, which is frankly the way linux is developing. for every person who wants to be able to configure their machine there are 20 who don't, don't care, or simply want the machine to work just like it did yesterday.
linux is good but not static, treasure it today.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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The way I see it, linux will always be, and will always be available in a free form. It might be possible that certain linux-versions won't be free anymore(that's already a bit so right now..), but linux itselfs will always be free.

I also think that the Gui's like KDE will continiue to get better, and eventually it will be possible to use linux without knowing you are actually using linux. You will not need to know all this complicated stuff, it will be as easy as windows, only better...
Still for the 'power-users' the system will remain as open as it is now, and you will still have the full control.

just my

on another matter, about windows your'e absolutely right, it won't give you full control, but I think MacOS X is getting quite far whit that. At least as far as a company which needs to make money whit his software can go.(making it 'open source' would be the next step, but i think making money whit that is getting a bit hard.. just my idea, don't know s*** about companys and making money )

I hope Linux can get as userfrendly as MacOS X is. normal mac users don't even know the are using unix, if you don't tell them.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:03 PM   #4
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MacOS X

Quote:
Originally posted by EyesOnly
I hope Linux can get as userfrendly as MacOS X is. normal mac users don't even know the are using unix, if you don't tell them.
two good buddies of mine are die hard MacOS X and i've seen some of what they are talking about. the only problem i got with Mac besides the cost is you feel like your always meddling with perfection. which is were i never get any energy, i need something to be broken, need to be improved or someone to need my help in order for me to get focused and get things done

guess i'm just funny like that

-perry

ps.
btw, where did you get the ever so cure "2 cents" icon ?

 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by perry
ps.
btw, where did you get the ever so cure "2 cents" icon ?

When posting, you'll notice that on the smilies window at the bottom it says Get More which will show you number 19 of 19 smilies.. err.. all of them

Or just type: :twocents : but without the space at the end between s and :
 
  


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