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Old 02-25-2005, 10:05 PM   #91
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Yeah. I agree. GNU/Linux isn't for the average computer user. But that's changing for the better.
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:57 AM   #92
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You'll never get the source code for Windows, Kulkarni. Not legally at least. I understand what you mean when you say that Windows apps run smoother than their GNU/Linux counterparts. However, that's not really true cos it just seems that way. It's mostly visual. One of GNU/Linux's greatest strengths is the availability of the source code and the freedom to modify it.

You mean very much like it seems Firefox is quicker loading pages because of the way it loads things one at a time?

If you want to modify Windows you can. You want to write a new Kernal and plonk it in place of the Windows one go ahead. Same with a File System and Graphics Interface. But nobody, I'm pretty sure, wants to have to do that.

Haha. You have the equivilent of Microsoft Word from Windows 3.11; Open Officehas the power of Office 2, with Frontpage 7 - barely but possibly 2000.

How is Linux changing for the Better? All the Operating Systems even vaguely like Windows in that general level are more in price than Windows, less secure and have dreadful GUIs.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:08 PM   #93
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Windows is just plain better. Download XP now; and upgrade to Longhorn when its out!
Would you care to provide some examples? Furthermore, XP cannot be 'downloaded' but can be bought for around 150 dollars! GNU/Linux, on the other hand, can either be downloaded for free off of the Internet (some distributions like Debian) or bought for very cheap (I saw Best Buy selling RedHat for 15 dollars!).

Also, GNU/linux abides by the GNU General Public Licence (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt). This means that one can modify the source of GNU/Linux and other GNU software and redistribute it however they want! When was th last time you saw a 'src' folder in a Microsoft product?
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:19 PM   #94
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Haha. You have the equivilent of Microsoft Word from Windows 3.11; Open Officehas the power of Office 2, with Frontpage 7 - barely but possibly 2000.

Why use Open Office? Use Emacs and Latex people!! Emacs is the One word editor. It is so much easier to use, and it is customizible. I chose to make it have a black background and green text.

Latex is also great. It has many cool features, and it makes the documents look MUCH more proffesional.
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How is Linux changing for the Better? All the Operating Systems even vaguely like Windows in that general level are more in price than Windows, less secure and have dreadful GUIs.
Windows is more secure than Linux?!? Monolithic design, complete overreliance on RPC's - not good...not good at all..

Plus Linux is free, and has some very neat GUI's.

Microsoft is more concerned about monopolizing than building a good product.
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I quite agree
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:57 PM   #97
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The problem that Microsoft has is that it's priority is business and earning revenue, not creating a good product. That's what happens when corporations and business gets involved with software development. The Free Software world and Open-Source world used ot churn out excellent software cos the priority was not to make money but to make good software but now that corporations are beginning to get involved, who knows what may happen.
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This is very true.
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:22 PM   #99
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Windows has been designed from the ground up to suit the needs of people who just don't want to deal with knowing 'advanced' stuff. GNU/Linux assumes that you know at least some basic things. Anything that has been made easy with a GUI, etc (Take OpenOffice and LaTex for example). But really, GNU/Linux is a great, free, and fun OS. True, one has to learn it more, but it is worth it! Oh, and SuperTux can run on Windows. On the other hand, so many great games can't...
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GNU/Linux is really not as technical as many people assume. The only thing it has that makes it seem more "technical" than Windows is that it allows the user to see and modify its internals. Unlike Windows which just allows the user to modify and see the surface of the OS.
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