Re: Back to Windows??
- To: "'Debian-Laptop \(E-mail\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Back to Windows??
- From: Bud Rogers <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 11:10:13 -0600
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On Saturday 17 February 2001 10:13, Jan van Veldhuizen wrote:
> Why am I pegging away with Linux? If I start the Windows Setup right
> now, my system will work completely in less than 1 hour....
> I'm feeling 20 years in the past, when configuring all peripheral
> hardware was a specialist's job...
> Or have I become dull by Microsoft's Plug'n Play.....
I think you will get some flames for this, but these are valid
questions. Always you have choices and almost always the choices
involve a tradeoff.
You can pay Microsoft to do all that hard work for you. Microsoft
tries very hard to make it easy for you to choose the Microsoft answer.
You pay Microsoft money, Microsoft makes it easy for you. As long as
you choose the Microsoft way.
You can accept the gift of labor and love of thousands of unpaid
volunteers that have made Linux possible. They offer you not the easy
answer, but freedom. They give you many choices. They do not promise
it will be easy.
Microsoft says, "Here is a black box that is easy to use. Do not look
inside." The Linux community says, "Here is a box full of craftsman's
tools. Learn to use the tools and you can do anything you want."
Only you can decide which is the right choice for you.
Bud Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.sirinet.net/~budr/zamm.html
All things in moderation. And not too much moderation either.