Linux Is this some sort of prank 16859
Linux Is this some sort of prank 16862
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 13:53:32 +0000, billwg Should I? Bollocks. MS doesn't offer half the value for money that Linux does. And lots of others no doubt try it and...
On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 07:16:04 -0700, lqualig
Linux Is this some sort of prank 16860
No, Kier, like OSDisc.com which was the issue being discussed. But not in the case of OSDisc.com, Kier. They are just preying on the unfortunate...
Interesting. I worked for DOD for 30 years, doing scientific software support and development. Since the early 90's that was done on Unix and then Linux platforms, so that is my comfort zone. At home, I was able to wean my wife of MS a year or two ago, and now we have a three computer Linux based home network - good think too; win98 on my wife's old Compaq crapped out and won't boot any more. I enjoy the stability and security of Linux vs. MS, but it certainly does not bother me if other people use it. IMHO MS has a place in the office, as long as it's not allowed on the internet. BTW, I've installed Linux on the public access internet computers at the local library, and everything works amazingly well. I've installed OpenOffice and Abiword-Gnumeric. A recent customer satisfaction survey shows no dissatisfaction among the patrons, and the library director is ecstatic - seems that before (with MS) she would be called to the floor three or four times a day to help people with internet problems - now everything just runs.
Hope you have a good experience with Linux. My general observation is that once Linux is installed and properly set up it is no more difficult to use than MS - only a little different. It's also no more difficult to install than MS - just a bit different; and, of course, most people buy computers with MS installed so they never have to do that.