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Re: [SLE] the future of Linux?
- From: JerryKreps@xxxxxxxxxx (Jerry L Kreps)
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:49:21 -0600
- Message-id: <38D2B671.6D993AEC@xxxxxxxxxx>
Appliances won't cut it. We already have them and they
didn't fit the need.
I could easily pull out my Scientific calculator to do
numerical analysis and calculations. Or, I could pull out a
TI92 to plot functions. Modeling would be a little tougher
but then there is always the T-square and triangles. For
animation a flip-pack or my movie camera - tongue in
None of those will replace my versitile PC. Feature creep
would keep them too expensive. Look what happened to those
address pims. They sell for $15 bucks and I never see
anyone use them any more.
> Look, your all missing one fundamental point. Users know windows and they know
> MS-Office, that keeps MS on top. I've worked as a support engineer for about 20
> years and in the last 8 or 9 years all I hear day after day is users telling me how
> great MS-Office is.... the fact is that none of them have ever tried anything else.
> Yes it crashes and yes Wordperfect andf others are far superior to anythink
> mickeysoft could ever concieve, but users don't know anything else these days and
> companies take the easy option and put up with the mickeycrap.
> As much as I love unix, by the time linux could penetrate the mass desktop market,
> none of us will be using PC's well be using smart appliances. Yes windows will die,
> but not because anyone showed it up for how bad it is, but rather because we are no
> longer using PC's.
> Sad but true IMHO
> On Fri, 17 Mar 2000 07:00:06 -0600, Jerry L Kreps wrote:
> >Jeroen Verstegen wrote:
> >> I just read this
> >> http://1.digital.cnet.com/cgi-bin1/flo?x=dAgBmgooEEwhBBKuA
> >> maybe interesting for some
> >> Jeroen Verstegen
> >> jeroen@xxxxxxx
> >> www.jota.nl
> >CNET is trying to be on both sides of the fence in the OS
> >IMHO Linux WILL replace WinXX on the desktop, for one simple
> >reason: M$ greed.
> >People haven't collided with the instability of W2K yet and
> >even worse, if you've read the MS Reg wizard posts I've put
> >on this list, they will shortly butt heads with M$ over
> >authorization codes to reinstall their office products on
> >their PC after W2K has crashed and blown the installation to
> >M$ Hell. And that isn't even mentioning the problems they
> >will have when they make a simple hardware change and M$
> >apps refuse to run because the REGWIZ 'thinks' a second
> >'pirate' copy is being attempted. When the M$ clerk refused
> >to reauthorize they'll start looking around. Then they will
> >find out that stability is more than just PR talk.
> >When the paradigm cascade happens it will be quick. It will
> >seem like it happened overnite.
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