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Editorial: Observations on Linux's Future
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| Note that three items I did not bring up are
| cost, stability or security. While Linux is
| obtainable for free, that has never been the
| feature that the FSF promotes (though many
| users and individuals will bring this up as
| an important point in their opinion). In
| fact, the GPL specifically provides for
| charging for distributing and copying Linux,
| and calls it out as a protected right under
| the GPL.
| Linux is strong in so many markets. Yet, the
| market most visible to the average consumer,
| the desktop, has eluded a Linux presence, for
| the most part. Is it because Linux is
| complex? No, not really. Using Linux is much
| like using Windows. My kids' friends have no
| problems using my PC. Administering Linux is
| quite a bit different, though. And that is
| what people are really saying when they talk
| about "using Linux is complex". But being
| different or new does not make it more
| complex. Alas, that is likely a topic for a
| different time and place.
HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez - Oops, I did it again!
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| When I went to install Linux, I found that HP
| and Microsoft have now found a way to use all
| four available diskpartitions - one for the
| Windows bootloader (don't ask me why, I don't
| understand), one for Windows 7, one for
| Recovery, and one for HP Tools. So the first
| thing I had to do was make a set of recovery
| DVDs, so I could delete the Recovery
| partition and create an Extended Partition to
| hold the Linux distributions. That took well
| over an hour, to create three DVDs. Once that
| was done, I was ready to install Linux...
NeoWin reporter impartial? - I SUSEpect not!
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| The point I made at the time (and still maintain) is that someone who has
| used Microsoft products only is hardly in a possition to call themself (IMO)
| either a tech enthusiast and/or an expert. They are Microosoft product
| experts in my opinion and as I recently said on another site, you wouldnt be
| happy taking your car to a garage that only had experience in one model of
| car that was different to yours, the same applies to the IT world.
| I still have my doubts as to the impartiality of certain reporters from the
| NeoWin site. Of course this is my opinion so let me place the evidence in
| front of you, the reader and you can decide for yourself.
| He said âBuild my own Linux OS based on my needs is now few clicks away!
| http://susestudio.com #linux #susestudio #opensuseâ
| So we hit upon the subject of impartiality again. For those that dont know,
| it is my opinion that openSUSE is about the closest thing you can get to a
| Microsoft approved Linux distro (since âthe dealâ that Novell and Microsoft
| signed a few years ago) For those who are not aware of this deal you can
| find out more information here: http://www.novell.com/linux/microsoft/
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