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|SUBJECT ||another word on this Re: [hangout] Big Business & World Perceptions - Linux on the Des ktop
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Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 23:00:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Richardson - NYLXS VICE PRESIDENT
To: Ruben I Safir
cc: EInker-at-gam.com, "'Michael Richardson'" , "'hangout -at- nylxs . com'"
Subject: another word on this Re: [hangout] Big Business & World Perceptions - Linux on the Des ktop
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Reply-To: Mike Richardson - NYLXS VICE PRESIDENT
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By saying GNU/LINUX is not ready for the desktop you take away the chioce
of the person(s), company(s) that are looking to see whether to use it
or not. It may not be perfect, but it may be just what they are looking
for. Is there anyone out there who uses all the GNU/LINUX PROGRAMS? I
never like Kword or Koffice, I had my problems with StarOffice.
OpenOffice has a few drawbacks, but they can be used. I don't need
accounting programs yet. Graphic progams are a high hurdle i need to get
over. Yet none of this is why I got involed with GNU/LINUX NOR WAS IT THE
PHILOSPHY OF FREE SOFTWARE [That did not come utill I had been involed
with GNU/LINUX for 3yrs]. I started to use RED HAT 5.1 it was $20.00 and
said it did not crash. Had I known that the creaters were saying it
was not ready for desk top use, I would not have tried it.
I you want list the problems with GNU/LINUX while talking to a prosprctive
client or buyer please do so. BUT REMEMBER WHAT YOU SEE AS A PROBLEM MAY
BE OF NO CENCERN TO THEM. Don't take thier abiably to chose from them
the by telling them that "GNU/LINUX IS NOT READY FOR THE DESKTOP".
On Sat, 24 May 2003, Mike Richardson - NYLXS VICE PRESIDENT wrote:
> I am not talking about the merits of one os or program over another. look
> at it this way you go in a store to by the latest and greatest product.
> The salesperson tells you all about [good an bad]. You say ok I'll take
> it. Then the tech people who made it come over and say it is not ready
> for use. Do you still by it? Remember the salesperson told you the bad
> points, but here the people who made it are saying it not ready!!! That is
> why I keep saying "STOP SAYING GNU/LINUX IS NOT READY FOR THE DESKTOP" by
> all means tell them the pros and cons but let them decided if they can use
> the product.
> On Sat, 24 May 2003, Ruben I Safir wrote:
> > On 2003.05.23 14:13 "Inker, Evan" wrote:
> > >
> > > And My Point is that you should be brutally honest when describing the
> > > strong points and weak points of any product, irregardless of whether its
> > > BSD, GPL, lGPL, or Proprietary licensed.
> > >
> > >
> > I understand your point, but to make my point, I disagree. I'd say anything,
> > do anything, and build anything if it sells a Free Operating System and puts money
> > in my pocket. I can think a zillion ethically worse things to do which, while legal,
> > which would be much worse than painting Free Software in the most positive light possible
> > ...and one of those things would include selling Windows to a business 'because the desktop
> > is just not ready yet'. Windows is clearly not ready of the business desktop.
> > Free Software was ready yesterday.
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