Point of debate--> was Re: [svlug] Installing NVIDIA Drivers on RH 8.0

Greg Herlein gherlein at herlein.com
Wed Oct 23 16:51:48 PDT 2002

I am considering getting an OSX box though, purely because it's
firewire and movie editing software is so nice and easy to set
up.  I've been a linux purist sine '94 and getting my bos to use
firewire to download from my camera is *still* not working,
despite my hours of twiddling.

Linux is perfect for servers and I'll never use anything else on
servers.  It's great for a lot of appliances and embedded apps
too.  But even I, stalwart that I am, begin to doubt that it's
usefullness as a desktop OS for more general things is not going
to materialize.  God, I hope I'm wrong.  


On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Walter Reed wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 11:28:49AM -0700, James Leone wrote:
> > I am also wondering that if Linux in general is loosing users to Mac OSX.
> Of course that would be true if:
>   You didn't have to go and buy new hardware
>   The new hardware costs 2 - 8X Intel hardware
>   Apple laptops only have one mouse button, and therefore suck. :-)
> I don't think Linus is losing sleep over OSX migrations.
> Linux runs on everything from watches to mainframes. It's a unifying /
> equalizing platform technically, socially, and economically. No other OS 
> can claim this or is even close to achieving this state.
> When you look at the international big picture, governments are
> beginning to want control over the software that runs their
> infrastructure. They don't want to be slaves to US corporations. They
> are going to start migrating to Linux mainly because it's the most
> mature, stable, flexible and open option on the planet. While some
> flavors of BSD are close (and excellent from a technical standpoint),
> they don't have mind-share.
> OSX sure is purty. It just wont win.

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