Linux developers MUST consolidate and release a "master" distro for the general computer/device mark

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ultimauw, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. ultimauw

    yakety yak Guest

    All those new iBrick owners would disagree.
    No, Oxtard does have a point. If you just do Apple's bidding then you
    have nothing to fear.
     
    yakety yak, Oct 9, 2007
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  2. Try to convince the "true believers" of that point.
     
    George Graves, Oct 9, 2007
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  3. Then why is most open source software distributed that way?
     
    George Graves, Oct 9, 2007
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  4. He certainly does not. Another clueless Mac user
    Because it is prepared for the package manager of that distro
    That does not mean that you can't take another package. In that case
    you /may/ lose some advantages of the package management
     
    Peter Köhlmann, Oct 9, 2007
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    Jesus Guest

    Uhm... the aura that is Steve Jobs?
    Oxford. ;-)
     
    Jesus, Oct 9, 2007
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  6. ultimauw

    Jesus Guest

    I'm not sure what that has to do with Linux not having a good app
    framework to support complicated applications.
     
    Jesus, Oct 9, 2007
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  7. ultimauw

    Jesus Guest

    I'm proud of you for even knowing arse=ass. Can you find your ass,
    Oxford?
    You're probably one of those nitwits who can't even find his own state
    on the map. jackass.
    Lots of people can't tell me what Windows does on their computer,
    either. Your point?
    Even the people who don't know what it does know what Linux is and
    many people use Linux in those countries you listed. Heck, you're
    probably using it in some way right now. You're just too stupid to
    realize it.
    Because you're a pirate. Fucktard. I bet you steal OS X/iLife/iWork,
    too.
    GIMP is just fine. YOU are an embarrassment to the human race.
    Such as?
    Nothing. The Linux community has created tons of great stuff. Try
    out Compiz Fusion, whore. Beats the shit out of Quartz Extreme.
    No, reality's not going to disappear. Sorry, liar.

    Hey Steve Carroll, why don't you jump on Oxford with reality? Why
    just Snit?
    How did you redefine "today" to make that true?
    It already has a future.
    *You* think you know that. But you be wrong, jackass.
    We know something called reality.
     
    Jesus, Oct 9, 2007
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    TheLetterK Guest

    It's packaged for a particular distro, but that's because there are
    several competing package managers out there. In many cases, you can use
    packages from other distributions just fine, though sometimes that can
    cause problems. There are also utilities out there that will convert
    binary packages from one format to another. Alien is an example of that,
    which lets dpkg users install binary rpm packages for their architecture.

    This is not really that big of a deal in practice, because all of the
    major distros have very robust package repositories these days. I don't
    generally need to download packages from the developer's site, unless
    I'm wanting bleeding edge packages. Why, then, would I care what they're
    releasing?
     
    TheLetterK, Oct 9, 2007
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  9. ultimauw

    Oxford Guest

    why so angry Jesus?

    I thought you loved everyone?

    It's sad that even you have turned on the human race.
     
    Oxford, Oct 9, 2007
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    Oxford Guest

    you did no such thing. name the company and I'll confirm.
     
    Oxford, Oct 9, 2007
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  11. ultimauw

    Oxford Guest

    All those new iBrick owners would disagree.[/QUOTE]

    do you have any names of these people? nope!

    you got caught in a media lie.

    -
     
    Oxford, Oct 9, 2007
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    Oxford Guest

    correct. linux simply does have the market for quality software.

    it's mainly a tinker toy set for young boys.
     
    Oxford, Oct 9, 2007
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    Rick Guest

    Do you like looking like such an utter jerk in front of the world?
    .... and Oxford admits to condoning theft.

    It is not an embarrassment, and you know it.

    They created something great.
    yes, Apple has certainly fallen since their gory market share days.
    Damn... how can you be so stupid? Linux is being adopted by users,
    companies and governments all over the world.
     
    Rick, Oct 9, 2007
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  14. In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Oxford
    <>
    wrote
    And there goes the conversation. You do realize that
    Japan is one of the wealthier nations, for example?
    Even Germany might beg to differ with you. Not everyone
    speaks English.

    US: $43.8k/cap
    Japan: $33.1k/cap
    Germany: $31.9k/cap
    Switzerland: $34k/cap

    But never mind, obviously everyone should just use "ass"
    anyway. To do otherwise runs the risk of getting those
    dangerous red squiggly lines.

    And of course them thar foreigners are dangerous. Can't be
    too careful.
    7th, after MacOS, FreeBSD, AmigaOS, HURD, and the Toy
    Operating System. (At least, in your dreams. Can't say
    regarding other places.)
    And yet everyone's heard of Microsoft Windows Vista. Ah,
    the power of marketing campaigns.
    Of course.
    Clearly this "embarrassment" needs fixing, then.
    Anything in particular wrong with it that you can identify?
    Why? It's junk, it's crap, it's runny stuff wandering all
    over the middle of the roadway looking for a nearby sewer
    drain, if I understand you correctly. Microsoft is the
    best, has always *been* the best, and the server dominance
    of Linux will fade in time as Microsoft turns its attention
    to upselling IIS.

    Well, maybe.
    Nothing. What's holding back Microsoft from releasing Blackcomb?
    Don't worry. Linux will vanish soon enough; after all, it
    is violating 235 patents. Of course, the courts have yet
    to be told which patents, one of which is probably "how to
    loop through an array with an integer variable" and another
    "how to read bytes from a file". But never mind that.
    And Microsoft owns more than 7 times the OSX market. That's a
    fact as well.

    This means, of course, that Microsoft Windows is 7 times better
    than OSX and 50 times better than Linux. QED!
    Actually, were some in Microsoft to have their way, any Unix based
    and Linux based machine would be replaced on sight with IIS.

    (There's a cynical game called 'xbill' still out there.)
    Well, yeah. We need to merge Linux and Windows. We might
    call the result...Lindows! Oh, wait, that's been tried.
    Windux? OK. Yeah, that'll work. Of course we'll need
    to proprietorize all of the Linux source code, Gtk, Gnome,
    Qt, KDE, the X Windows System, Tcl/TK, Python, Ruby, PHP,
    PostgreSQL, OpenOffice, a few other things. Heck, we'll
    just make sure they'll *all* able to read and write OOXML.

    No problem. We'll then have Microsoft Windux, "the most
    reliable Microsoft Windows Operating System ever!".

    And we'll all live happily ever after. Oh, wait, that's
    not what you wanted? Too bad. Apple doesn't dominate
    in the desktop space; never has since about 1990, when
    Win3.1 took off.
     
    The Ghost In The Machine, Oct 9, 2007
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    Rick Guest

    Right? You?

    AHAh HAh HAHh AHha HAHh ahHA hAha hA
    We've seen the light. That's why we use Linux.
    No, you haven't learned.
    You might want to tell that to the guys that wrote unix.
     
    Rick, Oct 9, 2007
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    Rick Guest

     
    Rick, Oct 9, 2007
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    Linux does not want world domination. Linux means diversity. There is need
    for Distributions, and, by the way, Distributions aren't very important for
    the functionality of Linux. They aren't very different to each others,
    since they only use some more or some less programs and have a modified
    structure of config files.
     
    Léonard Kai Schönitz, Oct 9, 2007
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  18. Linux does suffer from people who think, Linux should rule the OS market.
    Linux is a good system for geeks. And that's schweet.
     
    Léonard Kai Schönitz, Oct 9, 2007
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  19. I'm just illustrating even major software vendors haven't been able to
    push Linux into wider acceptance. As a OS it is equal to or superior
    to Windows in many ways however it lacks support. Vendors won't write
    software for it since there is too small a customer base. Customers
    won't buy Linux in mass because little major league software runs on
    it. A vicious cycle.
     
    Adam Albright, Oct 9, 2007
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    yakety yak Guest

    DRM?
     
    yakety yak, Oct 9, 2007
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