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Re: Why I choose Mandriva

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:10:32 -0500, Sandeep Kumar wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:55:05 -0600, Terry Porter wrote:
>> You need to get your facts straight. I last *had Windows on my PC* in
>> August of 1997 when I switched to Linux full time. I have not used
>> Windows on my workstation since.
> I will vouch for Terry on this one.
> He has claimed this for years so I will take his word on it.

A long term claim is no evidence of truth.

The fact my statement is true, has nothing to do with you.

>> However I have had the unpleasant experience of using XP for around 12
>> months while working for an embedded manufacturer around 5 years ago.
> To each his own.
> I happen to like XP.   [NOTE 1]

Of course you would, you're a Wintroll.

If you liked Linux, you'd advocate it here. Something I have never seen 
you do.

>> I have never seen Vista, and like the majority of computer users, have
>> no desire to ever see it.
> I have no desire to move to Vista but mostly because DAW applications
> have problems with it.
> I've used Vista and on appropriate hardware it's actually pretty nice.
> Would I upgrade to Vista?
> No.
> Would I purchase a pre-loaded Vista machine? Sure.
> Why not.

Take that question to alt.os.vista.advocacy, because I neither know, or 
care to know.

>>> Mind you, this would account
>>> for your total ignorance about what does and does not run on it.
>> Your claims of 'available' are simply misleading as shown above.
>> Even if you succeed in running a Linux application under Windows,
>> you're still stuck with Windows and all the limitations of that
>> platform.
> I pick the applications first and then the platform

This is a flawed methodology. 

It's like saying "I choose the quality of airline seats before the 

No use having a guilded throne in something that is about to crash 
because it's *not reliable*.

> which is why I see
> little use for Wine.

I don't see much use for Wine either.

The Redhat method of writing apps under Linux and them using Mingw to 
make them run on Windows is a much better idea.

> I do run 40tude under it,

Only to show it can be done, please see [NOTE1] above.

> but I could just as easily use pan if I wanted
> to.

At least you could devise any search of the posts you wanted with Pan or 
Slrn. Instead of being stuck with the 40tude binary lump.

> I'm a creature of habit though.
>> Windows ... which Linux application would you like to *try* and run
>> today ?
> Why bother?
> Windows has all the good applications.

An old mantra, and becoming less and less accurate. CP/M used to have all 
the good apps once. CP...  what ????

> Linux doesn't.

Windows itself is a shaky and unstable foundation, and any app running on 
it may come crashing down as a result.

Simple logic, shame you cannot see it.

If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to.  Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
          Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008

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