Re: Open Source for windows users
> Windows users is certainly noble, but on
> the other hand, are they really
> We shouldn't be pitying them for using
> Windows because it doesn't have free
> software, but we should in fact be
> pitying them because they USE Windows.
> There's no reason to say "poor Windows
> user, that system has no support
> whatsoever :(". LIE. Microsoft slit a
> lot of throats and burned a lot of
> bridges to make Windows a platform of
> highest ubiquity. It is the most well
> supported platform holding the largest
> mindshare of software developers.
> They don't need freshmeat. They don't
> need this free software resource. Let
> Microsoft fulfill the rest of their
> needs. They have already asked Microsoft
> to fulfill their OS needs.
Anyone reading the posts on this discussion would think perople had never heard of hacking or indeed copying software.
Well wake up! There are lots of us coding-illiterate computer users who find compiling and running linux is just a tad more compluicated than we need, but we are quite happy to run (illegal) copies of windows OS on their system
We haven't ASKED microsoft for anything - on the contrary its more than no-one has offered us as easy to install and run OS that doesn't involve us having to understand the complexities of admin rights, kernel coding and binaries.
Yes, I use windows, but I also use firebird, thunderbird and openoffice - and believe me i scour the web for opensource alternatives for as much of the software as i can. But i want nice GUI interfaces and faqs and i dont want to have take a programming certificate just to run an app.
It would be really positive thing if sites like this was more open and recognised, unlike some its members, that not all windows users are slaves to the bill gates cult - rather - the linux-fetish is blighting the wider vision of GPL/open source culture with a myopic perpective that cant see that way to bring down the bill gates monopoly is many pronged
Open Source for all! Even us poor windows users