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Hey Guys, Look at the Entire Picture. Will Ya!

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 19, 2002 09:07 PM
Every computer Geek who is done with windows, start playing with Linux, Mix and Match and you create your own animal (OS). As much as it satisfies our "need to learn" (it is more fun than practical. Don't get me wrong. it is practical, but not conviniently practical.) it is not a replacement for windows. The reason being is that THE "AVERAGE USER" who by know have someone in his/her family to install a copy of windows, DOES NOT HAVE THE TIME, OR THE NURVE to sit and install a copy of let's say RedHat to find out that if he wants to run such and such favorite app, he should spend anoter 20 hours and it could all be for nothing.
All of this contribute to what we see today. As much as people contribute to Open Source, it is always behind. You make this and that but know xp has a cool design, go figure out how to change the look. Know, If Linux was --->very Create a very easy to install and use OS that seamelessly supports all Linux and all Windows apps.(that is a lot better than Windows apps only)with a very cheap price, or for free (if possible).
That said, if Lindows people don't contribute to the open source comunity, they are guilty. And personally, I think that a copy of THE OS, (linux+wine tweaked to perfection) should run for $10 and each app for $1 to $10 not more, not free.
That way, after you eliminate Microsoft, developers make from a small amout to a good living according to how usefull and populat their apps are. REMEMBER:
GREED IS THE ONLY ENEMY.
CHEAP, RELIABLE, --->EASY TO INSTALL AND USE, AND UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBE,----- IS THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT GREED. A BIG DREAM THAT SOME DAY SHOULD BECOME TRUE. LIVE ON

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