[clug-talk] Here is a challenge, again
lewkor at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 09:15:09 PDT 2009
Now I have to weigh in on the conversation.
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Juan Alberto Cirez <jacirez at gmail.com>wrote:
> I've used Slakware on the desktop for several years without any 'major'
> issues (i.e running into a problem for which I could not find a solution).
> Granted one has to roll up one's sleeves and 'get dirty'; but the result is
> just the same (I guess I could be described as one of these 'people who live
> to tinker or [a] control freak'). The whole challenge thing was part of a
> greater argument we had a couple of days ago and was not based on my own
> personal experience.
Now you are defending Linux (especially Slackware, which as Dan says has
superior alternatives) on the desktop!!! I thought that you said it
Sucked!!! DUDE you can't have it both ways!!!
BTW. What I have been sitting back silently saying to myself is "its not
like windows is free of hardware hassles". What about the older hardware
that does not provide Vista drivers? What about the reported driver hassles
with sucky drivers for Vista (I can't claim to have experienced this first
hand; I'm not dumb enough to trry to run Vista). What about when
manufacturers that will start dropping support for XP shortly. Will that
then qualify these for being a Sucky Desktop OS?
When I install Windows, like I need to do every once in a while (flight sim
that does not run under wine), I have to install graphics drivers and the
right driver has to be installed from the specific directory on the driver
CD. I had to find this out from a tech at Memory Express. Maybe that
qualifies XP as a sucky desktop OS (well it does, but for much more serious
crimes than that).
What I said in my previous post was that there is a whole populace that
don't have any understanding of any OS at the conceptual level. That means
that when they encounter ANY differences, they are stuck. That even means
differences like the ones going from one version of Word to the next. So
when confronted with another OS they are panicked. This panic is softened
by the perception of others around that are there to help.
That is why MS has such a lock-in. It has zero to do with its suitability
as a "desktop OS". That is why Linux with ANY desktop will be at a
disadvantage!!! That applies to any other OS for that matter.
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