Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves. - Linux

This is a discussion on Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves. - Linux ; On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:58:25 -0400 Chris Ahlstrom wrote: > After takin' a swig o' grog, Michael B. Trausch belched out > this bit o' wisdom: > > > But wow. wikipediafs? > > Looks like it is currently ...

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  1. Re: Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves (nothing)

    On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:58:25 -0400
    Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

    > After takin' a swig o' grog, Michael B. Trausch belched out
    > this bit o' wisdom:
    >
    > > But wow. wikipediafs?

    >
    > Looks like it is currently moribund.
    >
    > http://wikipediafs.sourceforge.net/
    >


    Yep. Eh, it looks to be a very niche piece of software, so its
    understandable. :-)

    I am still amused at the fact that it was written in the first
    place!

    --- Mike

    --
    My sigfile ran away and is on hiatus.


  2. Re: Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves (nothing)

    On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:34:32 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > Perhaps you can't tell the difference between an OS
    > and a application


    This is an OLD Wintroll story and you obviously can't tell the difference
    between Windows and Linux.

    > but Linux saved absolutlely nothing.


    Incorrect, it saved him absolutlely SOMETHING!

    Compile from source:

    Linux: Free

    Install from Windows Source

    Building ImageMagick source for Windows requires a modern version of
    Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Users have reported success with the Borland
    C++ compiler as well.

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional $1,160.00
    Borland C++ compiler $???


    Even after you BUY the compiler, AND manage to compile it under Windows
    you still have .... WINDOWS which means:

    1) hundreds or thousands of dollars $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    2) viruses, worms and trojans
    3) endless reboots
    4) endless upgrade cycles
    5) closed proprietary binary software


    >
    > You used ImageMagik - the same application that I'm running on my
    > Windows machine. You could have done the *EXACT* same thing with Image
    > Magik on Windows without having to boot your little VM.


    Yes he could have, but you better hope the maintainer continues to
    provide pre compiled binaries for you or your little Windows "I can
    pretend to have Linux apps too" mantra may come to an abrupt stop.




    --
    Linux full time, on the desktop, since August 1997

  3. Re: Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves (nothing)

    On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 18:59:30 -0500, Terry Porter wrote:

    > On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:34:32 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    >> Perhaps you can't tell the difference between an OS
    >> and a application

    >
    > This is an OLD Wintroll story and you obviously can't tell the difference
    > between Windows and Linux.


    90 percent of the population obviously can.
    They choose Windows


    >> but Linux saved absolutlely nothing.

    >
    > Incorrect, it saved him absolutlely SOMETHING!


    Assuming his time is free.

    > Compile from source:


    Who cares?
    You just lost average Joe which would be most of your market.


    > Linux: Free


    Yet people still ignore it as a desktop system.
    You really gotta fix that minor problem.

    > Install from Windows Source


    That's the beauty.
    Windows users don't have to.


    > Building ImageMagick source for Windows requires a modern version of
    > Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Users have reported success with the Borland
    > C++ compiler as well.


    Which nobody will have.
    That's why they use the lite version of Photoshop etc that comes with their
    printer, scanner etc.

    They can also use gimp which runs under Windows as well.


    > Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional $1,160.00
    > Borland C++ compiler $???


    So?
    What average user needs that stuff?

    >
    > Even after you BUY the compiler, AND manage to compile it under Windows
    > you still have .... WINDOWS which means:
    >
    > 1) hundreds or thousands of dollars $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    > 2) viruses, worms and trojans
    > 3) endless reboots
    > 4) endless upgrade cycles
    > 5) closed proprietary binary software


    And 90 percent of the populous using it...........

    BTW these same people are not interested in free Linux.

    Why is that?



    >
    >>
    >> You used ImageMagik - the same application that I'm running on my
    >> Windows machine. You could have done the *EXACT* same thing with Image
    >> Magik on Windows without having to boot your little VM.

    >
    > Yes he could have, but you better hope the maintainer continues to
    > provide pre compiled binaries for you or your little Windows "I can
    > pretend to have Linux apps too" mantra may come to an abrupt stop.


    Haha!
    Take a look at all the abandoned Linux programs and get back to us.

    When Johnny grows up, leaves his mother's basement and discovers girls, or
    murders his wife, then things change.


    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/
    Please Visit www.linsux.org

  4. Re: Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves (nothing)

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
    this bit o' wisdom:

    > On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:34:32 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    >> Perhaps you can't tell the difference between an OS
    >> and a application

    >
    > This is an OLD Wintroll story and you obviously can't tell the difference
    > between Windows and Linux.
    >
    >> but Linux saved absolutlely nothing.

    >
    > Incorrect, it saved him absolutlely SOMETHING!
    >
    > Compile from source:
    >
    > Linux: Free
    >
    > Install from Windows Source
    >
    > Building ImageMagick source for Windows requires a modern version of
    > Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Users have reported success with the Borland
    > C++ compiler as well.
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional $1,160.00


    You can download Visual Studio 2008 Express for free, Terry.

    It sucks just as much as the paid-for product, but you can use it.

    Earth to Snit:

    --
    After watching my newly-retired dad spend two weeks learning how to make a new
    folder, it became obvious that "intuitive" mostly means "what the writer or
    speaker of intuitive likes". (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in
    comp.os.linux.misc, on the intuitiveness of a Mac interface.)

  5. Re: Getting a job done: GNU/Linux saves (nothing)

    "Chris Ahlstrom" stated in post
    MDhNk.53583$bx1.6386@bignews1.bellsouth.net on 10/27/08 4:36 AM:

    ....
    > Earth to Snit:
    >
    > --
    > After watching my newly-retired dad spend two weeks learning how to make a new
    > folder, it became obvious that "intuitive" mostly means "what the writer or
    > speaker of intuitive likes". (Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in
    > comp.os.linux.misc, on the intuitiveness of a Mac interface.)


    No doubt... this is very much true.


    --
    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu
    speech. -- Mark Twain


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