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Re: [SLE] Re: GNOME vs KDE Redoux
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 13:08:31 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146935312.6522.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 12:37 -0400, Ken Jennings wrote:
> On Saturday 06 May 2006 10:22, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > The Saturday 2006-05-06 at 13:39 +0200, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> > > > If you knew how to swim in windows (ie, compile, use makefiles, etc),
> > > > then it is not so dificult. You have to change your swiming style,
> > > > that's all.
> > >
> > > Windows users *do not* compile anything. They buy or download.
> >
> > Not true. I was a dos/windows user before coming to unix or linux, and
> > compiled a lot of things.
>
> Since when does (or did) a compiler come with Windows? So, how does the
> typical Windows user compile anything?
>
> When I was using Windows I used to compile lots of stuff for Windows, because
> I BOUGHT a compiler. I'm a programmer. I wouldn't describe myself as just a
> computer "user". The overwhelming majority of people using Windows are just
> "users" and don't have the knowledge (or the software) to rebuild anything.

I realize I'm nitpicking here, but "windows user(s)" and "typical
windows user(s)" can be two completely different animals. The first is
all inclusive, and a poor choice of words, the second has built in
exclusions, i.e. those who write and compile windows apps.


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