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[News] Windows Increasingly Rejected Even in the US (But Faster Elsewhere)

  • Subject: [News] Windows Increasingly Rejected Even in the US (But Faster Elsewhere)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:44:04 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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News from the IT travel department

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| For starters I'm going to nail my colours to the mast and declare 
| that I am a Mac user. There: I said it! I dislike Windows. Partly 
| this is because I come from UNIX-land â I pre-date Windows â and I 
| expect my operating systems to make sense, and to be designed along 
| consistent lines. Windows wasn't designed along consistent lines; 
| it just sort of happened, and bits got bolted on top. If operating 
| systems were houses, Windows would be a chaotic jumbled rookery.


Maggie's Farm - A Follow-Up

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| We had to fight hell and high water just to get Obama in there, and 
| it's going to be a bloody fight to the death to get him to 
| accomplish the simplest, tiny bit of progress, and once he is gone 
| we will be back to our previous slide to 3rd-world anarchy.
| Now, then, where were we? Oh, yes, back in our little computer-geek 
| niche, we were trying to figure out how to get people in the United 
| States to adopt Linux.



Stallman: "we still have a fight on our hands"

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| While Linux Torvalds gets most of the plaudits nowadays for the Linux kernel,
| it was Stallman who originally posted plans for a new, and free, operating
| system. Free had nothing to do with the cost of the operating system, but
| with the implicit rights of those who were using the software to do with it
| exactly as they pleased. "I launched the development of the GNU operating
| system back in 1983 specifically to make it possible to use a computer
| without ceding these freedoms and accepting the dominion of the software's
| developers," he told us.

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