[Ilugc] Any tool better than VNC
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Fri Dec 17 14:08:42 IST 2010
On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 11:33 +0530, Yogesh Girikumar wrote:
> 2010/12/16 Narendra Sisodiya <narendra at narendrasisodiya.com>
> > On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Yogesh Girikumar <yogeshg1987 at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> > > 2010/12/16 Narendra Sisodiya <narendra at narendrasisodiya.com>
> > >
> > > > On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Girish Venkatachalam <
> > > > girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Teamviewer
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > Please do not promote non-FOSS stuff here !!
> > >
> > >
> > > Why not? This is a LUG and not an FSUG! :) And to promote Linux, it's not
> > > all that bad to suggest proprietary s/w if there's no competent free
> > > software alternatives IMHO. If I'm wrong please correct me. If the reply
> > is
> > > going to be long, we'll have it in a separate thread. :)
> > There is foss alternate for everything , it may be superior or poor..
> > LUG is just a name.. LUG is not for promoting Linux kernel.. Its not a
> > kernel mailing list.. We deal with Open Technology..
> > Yes, it is very bad idea for suggesting non-foss s/w.
> > Strongly bad idea. one should be banned for promoting such software.
> My views are different. You may be right saying there's a FOSS alternative
> for everything. But a newbie who doesn't care about free software principles
> will find it unappealing if you suggest a free software which is not mature
> / superior. You and I may be OK with it but he may not be. While it's a good
> thing to promote free software, we must also keep in mind that the user just
> needs to get his work done. If he's a FLOSS enthusiast, good. But if he is
> not and is considering using Linux, then we mustn't discourage him by giving
> him something that does not get his work done (in the name of promoting open
> tech.). He may be put off. If I were a new Linux user, I'd like to be
> suggested superior software (that works on Linux), regardless of whether or
> not it's open source. I'd really like it if someone says "Hey, this is what
> you need. It's proprietary. But there's also an interesting open source
> alternative, you might want to check it out..". and then he can do the
> evangelism stuff. This is from my experience with new Linux users.
> Yogesh G.
I am fully agree with you it has been my experience too
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