Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 17, 2002 08:42 PM
I'm an idiot? You seemed to have missed the whole point, but I'm the idiot? I will concentrate on responding to you rather than throwing insults.
So what you are saying is that if you don't have the ability to update your system, then you shouldn't be allowed to run Linux or an NT-kernel O.S.? Just type your memos and go home, huh? Well listen, sunshine... in a REAL office environment, the secretary (or Office Systems Technologist or better yet, Office Manager) handles almost all of the day to day system maint. Do you think the "Mom and Pop" rental companies ('U-REN-CO' comes to mind) or small shops have the budget for a full time, overpaid Linux or MS geek? NO! So who ends up with the responsibility? That's right... either the sec. or somebody's kid. You can damn well bet that the owner is not going to unless it is a technology based shop. It is a basic fact of late 80's and early 90's downsizing.
Now, like I said before, if you want to expand Linux onto a larger market than the geek community, then certain allowances will have to be made to the non-technical users, which, again, no Linux geek seems to want. "If it's not going to be used by geeks, then it shouldn't be used at all because normal users are too stupid!" is the basic mantra of the elitist Linux community and THAT will be the downfall of their precious group. And I can't wait to see it happen, just so I can witness some of these Linux jackasses fall from their high horse and come down here with the rest of us simple users!