Re: The Real Problem With Debian
* Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [02-10-2002 12:39]:
> What are you talking about??? How about not using Windows because
> using Windows, Office, WMP, etc, puts money into the pocket of a
> blatant, unrepentant criminal organization?
> That's not politics, that's morality.
That's not morality, that's preaching.
> > If you want to get away from Windows because of technical reasons,
> > why would you want something that looks or acts like what you just
> > ran away from.
> Again, what are you talking about??? WIMP/GUI are generic concepts,
> invented back when Bill Gates was in Junior High School. So, any
> GUI will have at least a passing resemblance to Win32.
Sure, but I try to look at it from a newbies perspective. I get
frustrated by using Windows, but I know that _no_ distribution will
have the same out of the box experience as Microsoft for someone who
has yet to get a clue. If you try to sell Linux on those
capabilities you'll lose more people than you win.
> > If you want to get away from Windows because of personal reasons,
> > get a Playstation and bitchslap prostitutes in some game.
> Take a Prozac or 12.
Thanks man, just kicked Efexor, but maybe I should consider.
> > If you want to get away from Windows because of fincancial reasons,
> > just warez the appz.
> Maybe we think that breaking the "You shall not steal" law is A Bad
> Thing and will lead to Unpleasant Social Consequences.
And all the honest people lived long and happily after.
(I am not getting in to a discussion about ethics on this list)
> > Am I oversimplifying stuff?
And intentionally so.
I know that reading between the lines is a skill in itself, but
come on Ron, did you really miss the point completely?