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Month: September 2018

Re: [users] In defense of TDE (or any mature software for that matter)

From: J Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@...>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:25:12 -0500

On 2018-09-22 14:00:07 andre_debian@... wrote:
> On Saturday 22 September 2018 18:30:20 deloptes wrote:
> > Marvin Jones wrote:
> > > Even though that article is 3 years old, it's something I've
> > > felt for more years than that. � Defense Exhibit A: GIMP
> >
> > I agree in some extent it might be true, but in reality Linux hit the
> > Windows and other servers market heavily. They can not forgive. I also
> > heard there are Linux hater groups inside Microsoft and other
> > corporation. I am unsatisfied with the development of Linux in the past
> > 10yeayrs - looks like the new generation has a different point of view on
> > how things should go ... but this is also ok. One gets older anyway
> > regards
> Linux represents more than 60% on the professionnal market servers.
> Now, all the super calculators are on Linux.
> Microsoft has lost the professionnal market and the mobile market,
> for Android at 95%. It's why, it hates Linux and the openssource,
> tries, to come back on the cloud, to have now friendly relations
> with the opensource environment, and declares that it is
> "the champion of the Opensource" (sic),
> (opensummit exhibition in Paris since more than 5 years,
> it says and writes that).
> In the general public market (the people), Linux has a weak part,
> about 3% (Apple 10%, Windows 85%) and I'm asking why ?
	I think that, at first, the desktop environments on Linux were sort of an 
afterthought, and for quite a long time there were a lot of components that 
could only be managed from the command line, even after KDE and Gnome were 
available; this turned off many of the Windows and Mac users who had 
difficulty or disliked using the command line, having grown used to the 
point-and-click environment.
	More recently, though the command line is no longer quite as necessary, the 
desktop environments have become more diverse in their approach to making 
applications available to the user, more difficult to configure (e.g. KDE4, 
Plasma), or provide "features" that are unwanted (e.g. Ubuntu Unity's 
Shopping Lens).
> Maybe Linux is a little bit too complex, the tying practice, computers
> sold with Windows pre-installed, that is a shame,
> and in most of schools, the computers are on Windows (a shame again).
> Microsoft has given a lot of money to the french national education
> ministry, to keep Windows in the french schools (shame number 3),
> (a child always keeps all his life in memory what he learned young,
> and microsoft knows that very well.
> A practice of microsoft also in european countries and in many
> ministries... They invest money to keep the market (shame number 4).
> Android is a Linux system and nobody has difficulties on it,
> said Linus Torvalds.
	Really?  Or is it just that there's nobody listening to their complaints?
> My daughter has learned computing on Linux,
> now she is 18 years old and continues on Linux Debian with Trinity Desktop.
> Anyway, I prefer Linux and will never come back to windows !