Re: Back to Windows??
At 05:35 PM 2/19/2001 -0800, Rob Helmer wrote:
Everyone who writes free software does so for their own reasons; while
I commend user friendliness and try to make my own software friendly
and try to help others ( if they want it ) through patches and so forth,
I would rather have free software over easy software.
But I don't care if it's free, easy, purple or written on the back of a
I just want it to work. And so far, none of the OSs meet that requirement.
That's all I want. I want it to work the way it's supposed to.
Free software can be made to be easier to use, and often is.
Easy proprietary software can be made freer, but often is not.
And proprietary software can drive compatability across standards. Free
software is usually not as easy to use because no one has the time to work
out all the bugs like a dedicated company might (don't even bring up MS;
they don't write software, they market software), or everyone is taking it
in their own direction and giving it feature creep, which eventually
strangles the project. Either that or the primary author graduates or
finally gets a date.