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Tue Jun 10 12:12:54 IST 2008
>>>A lot of things appear to be inconvenient until one tries them out!
yes, i mean i have tried it out. what was said was based on my experience trying them out.
Look at what someone else said.
On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Akarsh Simha wrote:
> It's more a matter of choice. I prefer free software by choice,
> convenient or not.
>>>The cost of freedom is that you need to exercise your choices.
>>>Occasionally, this means giving up temporary conveniences.
Well said. it's true. however, all of us like our food served on a platter. Given the choice, most folks pick the 'easy way'. The problem is that we pay for their bad choices because of our relation and dependency with society. the other problem is choice, they can pick what they want irrespective of what you choose.
>>>>Accepting the temporary incovenience of connecting to the 'net
with slirp and a reduced capability network stack, allowed us to
setup mail services in 1992-93 at School of Maths, TIFR using
GNU/Linux. Thanks to Pablo Ares Gastesi that is now a full-fledged
LAN running GNU/Linux. (See http://www.math.tifr.res.in).
Luckily for us all, his effort to circumvent the inconvenience was
not the only one but was replicated a thousand times over across the
world. As a result, circa 2000 it became more *convenient* to set up
basic services (DNS,mail,web,...) using GNU/Linux or *BSD than
with any of the proprietary systems.
I think we are talking two different things here. i am referring to the non-tech community using computers, the need for better GUI's to get them to use linux and their importance to the computer community.
you seem to be referring to the tech community. there is no doubt that linux has better scientific packages, better network management tools,...and an endless list of better than windows packages.
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