Re(1): wrong-headed replacement of proprietary apps
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 13, 2008 09:42 PM
Proprietary program subjugate users
Yeah, because it really makes any difference to me whatsoever in the real world. In the last 20 years, I've paid for maybe, MAYBE 10-12 pieces of software for use on my own computers. Everything else has been pirated or cracked. Guess what happened? I worked twice as fast and more efficiently than my idiot neighbor who's still trying to piece together his own OS with cobbled together, half-written, undocumented pieces of crap from the open source community. You're a mindless drone convinced by other mindless drone that everyone else is a mindless drone for failing to agree with your insanity. Grow up, get a clue.
you can't know what they really do
I know exactly what they do: they work. I tried open office, I went back to Microsoft Office in a week. OO was slow, bloated and STILL managed to be lacking half the feature set of MS Office. Openoffice was the definition of suck.
and you can't improve them.
A) I don't need to, they do what I need 'em to and more. The only reason you can improve open source software is...YOU NEED TO! B) I don't want to improve them, I want to use them. You feel free to spend your time in your Mom's basement tinkering, the rest of us have real work to do.