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GNU hates vista..





JamesBond
GNU actually hates Vista...
See the picture for yourself..
see the top right corner of the page and u'll find out what i mean to say..

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/gaurav1991cheetah/vista.png
arch23
it's a blog against windows vista...
http://badvista.fsf.org/
{name here}
It isn't surprising as they are against everything that has DRM, and closed sources.
kiranaghor
Is it necessary to do it that way? I do not understand. I believe in anything that works more than philosophy.
redice
I use Debian/Gnu linux, but I don't hates windows product. Microsoft windows product is mainly for desktop user. Linux based system need to learn from windows for used for desktop user.
manum
the driver support of the open source os are pathetic

I hate them because they r trying to take computing back to where it came from

they don't want computing to be for personal use of ppl but should only b 4 experienced programmers and geeks and thats a pethetic thing

and i do see everything that is free with a suspesious vision
Nyizsa
manum wrote:
the driver support of the open source os are pathetic


Do not blame open-source developers for this - blame the hardware vendors! Once they release the specifications of their hardware, an open source driver will be written soon.

manum wrote:
I hate them because they r trying to take computing back to where it came from


In terms that "the computer does what the user wants", yes. But I'm happy about it. And when you buy a computer, you should not be forced to buy any software you don't need.

manum wrote:
they don't want computing to be for personal use of ppl but should only b 4 experienced programmers and geeks and thats a pethetic thing


This is not true. Most of the OS OS-es (nice abbreviation Smile ) install simply and after a few hours they are ready to work with. I see no problem here.

manum wrote:
and i do see everything that is free with a suspesious vision


I see suspicious when people buy the same stuff over and over again. And yes, if they are not "experienced programmers and geeks", they take it back for virus and spyware removal after 2 weeks. For an other nice sum of money.
{name here}
I'm skipping first quote because I would be redundant.

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I hate them because they r trying to take computing back to where it came from

Where? The EDSAC? This totally does not make any sense. Please write a complete thought in understandable english and not txt speak with low explanations.

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they don't want computing to be for personal use of ppl but should only b 4 experienced programmers and geeks and thats a pethetic thing

Yeeeeah. Hence Ubuntu. I think you are messing up the ideas of open source software advocates like Richard Stallman with the zealotic communities that cluster mostly around debian and gentoo. The focus of Unix-Like OSes is programming and minimalism(well, at least programming. I think minimalism got lost somewhere between the dawn of Linux and KDE), but most GUIs like GNOME and KDE that come with the OS shield the user from all this stuff. With synaptec you can get every package you need without touching anything in the command line. Unix-like OS landscape has vastly changed in terms of user experience.

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and i do see everything that is free with a suspesious vision

It's not the 1920s anymore. The red scare is over. Most understand the benifits and downsides of true communism. Open Source is a forum of true communism(and not fascist/stalinist socialism which powered the USSR or Maoist Socialism which runs China today), and really isn't anything to fear other than the fact that nobody will compile anything for you, and you end up getting 10 dependancies you need to compile for one package which basically snowballs from there(but not really any bit of a problem for anything on a package system, which is almost every popular software for Unix-like OSes).

And it isn't the 90s anymore either. The shareware boom is over. Freeware is in, and it has no restrictions - nothing tied to it that would affect an end user. So your suspiciousness is unfounded.
simplyw00x
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the driver support of the open source os are pathetic

Yes, it's pathetic that I can just plug in a network card, scanner, printer etc and have it work immediately. I want to have to hunt around on the internet for hours, damn it!

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they don't want computing to be for personal use of ppl but should only b 4 experienced programmers and geeks and thats a pethetic thing

First, let me correct that so I can read it without crying:
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they don't want computing to be for personal use but should only be for experienced programmers and geeks and that's a pathetic thing

Right. Why do you assume that computing should be available to everyone instantly. For someone that has never touched a computer, Windows will be even harder to use than linux. And as to whether everyone should be allowed to use a computer, I reckon no, they shouldn't. You can't buy a car and immediately start driving at age 3. There's a minimum age limit, a test and lots of laws. Ok, so you're unlikely to kill anyone with a computer but that's not because it's easy-to-use. Computers are complicated. They will only get more complicated in years to come. There is no way, as GNOME and Ubuntu have found out, of making things less complicated whilst retaining the same functionality. Complicated things take time to learn, and people should be made to learn them before rushing off into computing.

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and i do see everything that is free with a suspesious vision

again:
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and i do view everything that is free with suspicion

Why? Maybe if you used Firefox, the free internet browser, your atrocious English might be aided by the built-in spelling checker...
Seriously though, until you've tried free software then you are completely unqualified to talk about it. So kindly stop flaming things.
ssthanapati
its always not possible to provide softwares for free. a lot goes into the development and a huge sum is spent on research. Though i wud like free software but charging a money for a professional software which will help some1 to do business or in profession seems ok and justified
{name here}
ssthanapati wrote:
its always not possible to provide softwares for free. a lot goes into the development and a huge sum is spent on research. Though i wud like free software

If programmers are charitable, it doesn't matter because they'll do all the programming free in both senses of the word.

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but charging a money for a professional software which will help some1 to do business or in profession seems ok and justified

Understand that FSF and GNU believe in software to be free to modify, distribute, etc. Price is of no consequence as long as anyone is free to modify and distribute it.
ashik
i believe in free and open source softwares... i have used them for quite a long time.. 7 years to be exact... it has never failed me when it comes to hardware drivers and support. Almost all of my hardware were detected and configured automatically, right out of the box.

Most of the time, free or open source applications are much better than the commercial counterparts. They are more stable, have lesser number of bugs ( relatively ).

I am not an experienced programmer, but i find it very easy to work in Linux and its variants.

I guess, any software can be hard to use, if we are not accustomed to it, even Windows.

So, Why do i hate Windows? well, using windows means, i have to pay for an OS which is potentially vulnerable to almost all kinds of malware out there. Then, to protect myself, i have to spent extra on Anti-virus and Anti-Spyware softwares. Why should i do that, when there are cheaper and better alternatives available?

Thanks to FSF and GNU ...
simplyw00x
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a lot goes into the development and a huge sum is spent on research. Though i wud like free software but charging a money for a professional software which will help some1 to do business or in profession seems ok and justified


Yes, but what about charging money for a piece of software that does no more than a free counterpart, and maintains its position as market leader through aggressive advertising and literally illegal business practises?
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