Roger C. Scudder Jr. on Tue, 13 Apr 1999 23:40:03 -0400 (EDT)

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RE: Trade Fair ideas

Hi Adam...

Yeah, well OS/2 was (is still) years ahead of Windows and even had a major 
corporation putting $$$ into marketing....  quality, it seems,  has little to do 
with world domination. 

I don't really think we can compare Linux and Windows as you fellows seem 
to be trying to do.  There will probably always be people who require a simpler 
operating system.  Even if it does knock them out of their applications on a 
regular basis.  ;-)  I also think we should hope that linux will never become 
anything lesser than what it is and has been.  I think what we all (Linux users) 
really want is the respect we deserve for having good taste.

One of the most important things that needs to happen is for Linux, and other 
alternative operating systems, to be available to the average consumer as pre-
installed systems on new low end PCs.  

Nerds like you and I have no problem configuring our machines to boot whatever
systems we want them to.  For the majority of people this is not the case.  

Personally, I'm not a total fanatic about any one system, but I do get discussed 
with Windows' instability.  Still I use both Linux and Windows.  My wife is not a 
nerd and prefers Windows, as do the kids.   I program for the Windows platform 
for a living, so I can't escape it if I wanted to....  well, let's just say there's a lot 
more good paying Windows work than Linux work... in this area, anyway... 
hopefully things will change.

TTYL (Type To Ya Later),

Adam Moore [] wrote:
Thats what I told them. Linux is free and theres
better (and more reliable) support. Windoze is $80
some dollars and the support sux. Ne1 see a
connection? heh :)

--- Rob Kennedy <> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Adam Moore wrote:
> > Also people say that Linux is bad b/c theres not
> much
> > software for it. MS is still commiting antitrust
> > stuff. They're the big boys in software and they
> use
> > this edge to draw families and other users away
> from
> > Linux/UNIX.
> > All there gonna get is a "slap in the wrist".
> Sad..
> First people complained about not enough support,
> now there is plenty of
> support (,,
> redhat, etc...).   Then they
> said "Not enough software"... heh.  So then came
>, and (a TUCOWS site).
> What will non-linuxers complain about next?  ;)
> Rob
> -- 
> Rob Kennedy
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