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Open Source or Not??

by stargazerr In reply to Me Me MEEE (My,My....How ...

This question has been asked a million times before this......Is Open Source better???<br />
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Personally, I use Linux a lot. At home, I have 3 Linux boxes set up...Although, at work I use Windows...<br />
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I say, Open Source is better...Experts from all over the world are
working to make a piece of software better. And they dont have any
motivation other than Passion....Passion of programming...<br />
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I heard that Bill Gates is concerned about the nature of Open Source
and the GNU General Public License. The GPL gives individuals and
companies the freedom to make changes to the core or the kernel of the
open source software as long as they publish it for public use...The <a href="http://news.com.com/2100-1001-268667.html">article</a>
quotes that Linux had 27% of the OS lisences in the world in the year
2000 and M$ had 41% ....Those arent very good numbers .. Are people
bending towards Linux??<br />
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Isnt that better than buying a stupid OS like Windows?? Something that you have to pay a tower of money to acquire??<br />
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And then Windows gets targetted the most by the virus writers and
hackers. I dont see that happening with Linux or any ther open source
software...Before you say it..Yes, One criteria is the fact that
Windows is the most popular OS out there ... but is it the BEST?? Is it
more profitable to follow the Open Source community??<br />
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By the way, has anyone read <a href="http://www.jetcafe.org/%7Enpc/reviews/computing/just_for_fun.html">Just For Fun, by Linus Torvalds</a>??<br />
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Open Source or Not??

by M_a_r_k In reply to Open Source or Not??

<p>Three Linux boxes at home?  Why so many?  Well, who am I to talk? I have three Windows XP computers, four when I bring my company laptop home.  Actually one of my PC's is just a backup; an old computer put out to pasture this summer when I bought a new computer. So I hardly ever use that one at all. I hardly ever even turn it on. If I ever get movtivated enough, and have some spare time, maybe I'll see if I can install Linux on it, "just for fun".</p>
<p>I haven't paid much attention to the technical pros and cons of Windows or any of the open source Linux variants. I've always used Windows at home. Though several years ago I did install Linux on my home PC (shared with Windows (used dual boot to select the one I wanted to boot up)).  I didn't do much with it. I installed it just to see if I could.  I remember it was a beast to install at the time. Had to know about disk partitions and the like. A total tech novice couldn't do it. Is it any easier to install Linux now?  Because I haven't paid much attention to the technical pros and cons, I can't say much about which is technologically "best".  I can only speak from experience with using Windows. I have no problem at all with XP. The OS itself has been very reliable.  Occasionally some application will lock up and sometimes the only way to kill it is to reboot the PC.  But I consider that to be an app problem more than the OS.  I used to use Solaris at work. Every now and then some Unix application would lock up as well.  While I don't use any of my home PC's for very intensive purposes, I put my laptop at work through the ringer.  I frequently have several resource-intensive tasks going at the same time. Never any problems at all.  My biggest problem with Windows is DLL ****.  And those damned drivers. Once I have my Windows PC stable, I dread installing any new software, or even a software upgrade.  I double dread installing or replacing a piece of hardware.  Microsoft's .NET is supposed to alleviate most of the DLL **** problem, though it may take a while for enough .NET apps to be released to help with that. </p>
<p>However, from what I have read about open source, I think that overall it has the potential to be a "better" OS, technically speaking, than a proprietary one like Windows. If Microsoft didn't have a huge head start and a corner on the market, and both open source and Microsoft were starting from ground zero, I think open source would take over pretty quickly.  But there are too many MS apps out there and too many non-techies are familiar with how to use Windows and other MS-compatible apps. I believe open source would trounce MS for the reasons you mentioned.  Many programmers working on the OS to wring out bugs and to add hardware support will theoretically lead to more sound software and more responsiveness to bugs.  But "better" is a subjective term.  And for businesses, there are more than just technical reasons to consider. For the technically-inclined home user, the decision on whether to use Linux or Windows is primarily a technical decision.  Businesses have to be concerned with total cost of ownership, training of new users, maintenance and support and compatibility with widely used Microsoft applications like their Office products and file formats. All of this goes into total cost of ownership. Technical considerations are one of the many variables that go into the purchasing equation. But businesses won't use any of the super-free versions of Linux that can be downloaded from the Internet. And especially not for mission-critical tasks. How does up-front costs of a commercial Linux (like Red Hat) compare to XP Pro?</p>
<p>A decision on which OS to use as the company-wide standard is typically (or should be) a strategic decision that aligns with the IT with the corporate business strategy. It shouldn't be a simple go-no go decision based on technical specifications. In addition to total cost of ownership, considerations need to be made on how each OS will help the company meet its strategic business goals. You asked whether or not open source is more profitable.  That is the ultimate and primary objective of all companies . To be profitable.  And the company-wide OS goes a long, long way in impacting that. Coincidentally, I recently responded to TR discussion on a topic similar to this.  <a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11191-0.html?forumID=92&threadID=186373&messageID=1907180">http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11191-0.html?forumID=92&threadID=186373&messageID=1907180</a>
<p>Here's a good article that discusses this whole issue. <a href="http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=10200002DYPI">http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=10200002DYPI</a></p>
<p>I always read Just for Fun.  Reading is one of my hobbies. I didn't know that Linus Torvalds wrote books. I thought he only wrote software. :-)  Seriously, though, I have not read his book. I read the review that you linked to. It looks like it might be an interesting book. I'll put it on my "some day" list. I've always been interested in what makes geniuses tick. Right now I have about eight books sitting on my book shelf that are already on my some day list. I'm a slow reader. Maybe I spend too much time online writing in people's blogs. </p>

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Open Source or Not??

by M_a_r_k In reply to Open Source or Not??

I always read Just for Fun.  Reading is one of my hobbies. I didn't know that Linus Torvalds wrote books. I thought he only wrote software. :-)  Seriously, though, I have not read his book. I read the review that you linked to. It looks like it might be an interesting book. I'll put it on my "some day" list. I've always been interested in what makes geniuses tick. Right now I have about eight books sitting on my book shelf that are already on my some day list. I'm a slow reader.

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Open Source or Not??

by stargazerr In reply to Open Source or Not??

What makes Geniuses tick??? hmmmm, watch me ... )<br />
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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by stargazerr In reply to Me Me MEEE (My,My....How ...

First of all, let me unscare you (I know thats not a word ) ....... I aint that sad ..... <br />
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Its just that everyone around me is getting married left right and center ..... I dont even have a boy friend ...<br />
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Actually, theoretically, I do have a boy friend ... only I never got past liking him ...<br />
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Question .... Do you guys believe in one love forever ?? I do ... my
friends call me crazy .. I just want to know how many more crazy people
are out there ??<br />
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I hope TR doesnt chuck me out ... this Blog post is as non IT as it could possibly be ... <br />
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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by road-dog In reply to Woe is me ... Not a very ...

<p>I believe in it myself, in spite of considerable evidence to the contrary. As for the boy<em>friend</em>, maybe you should consider cutting him loose so that he can pursue his true love and you can seek your own. Don't settle, don't despair, and most importantly, don't forget that each of us deserve to be valued as the <em>entire</em> person that we are and are going to become.</p>
<p>You are certainly not crazy, you are feeling the void that exists within each of us. Crazy is resigning ourselves to going through life with an emptiness that is made more painful by the seeming fulfillment we see around us.</p>
<p>This is intended as advice and encouragement, not an attempt to tell you how to run your life. </p>
<p>Greetings from a fellow traveler!</p>
<p>bob</p>

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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by stargazerr In reply to Woe is me ... Not a very ...

Thanx road-dog,<br />
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Nice to know, there are other nutters like me in the world....)<br />
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My guy is as loose as he possibly could be .... Oops .. that doesnt sound very nice ) <br />
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Ok I meant, that I have not told him to sit by me 24 hours a day, 7
days a week .... He is the one who needs to set me loose .... I mean,
he says he loves me, but I dont .... this relationship is going
nowhere, fast ....<br />
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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by jdclyde In reply to Woe is me ... Not a very ...

Tell him he is nothing more than a sex toy and tell him if he needs/wants love to start looking somewhere else.  = )<br />
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Ok, now that I got that out of my system, let me start over.<br />
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Don't keep him hanging on the line, hoping.  If he isn't the one
for you, you have an obligation to tell him so he isn't wasting his
time on someone that can't return what he is looking for.<br />
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Real love?  Of course it is out there!  I just haven't found it yet.<br />
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<strong>As for getting chucked out for being non-IT.  You must not
have read my blogs and Divorce discussion.  (not to mention the
dark corner <em>meatings</em> with GG)</strong><br />
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It is funny though, how people complain that they can't find love when
there are people out there interested in them.  What is MEANT is
they haven't found someone that floats their boat, and digs you back.<br />
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Good luck!  Keep positive, as no one wants to be around someone
that is feeling sorry for themselves.  If your up-beat and fun,
the guys will flock to you.<br />
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Or Jess told me "as long as your not monkeybutt ugly".  Good
luck!  But on the other hand, I guess it would be hard to find a
good man over in the UK!     :-o  (hee
hee)  You just need to carry around a translation guide!  <br />
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My divorce was just finalized a little over a month ago, and I have a
few people interested already.  Life is good.   
=  )<br />

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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by stargazerr In reply to Woe is me ... Not a very ...

Lucky You JD ..<br />
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Actually I have more than a couple of people interested ... But the
fact is, I am not interested in any one of them .... Bunch of nutters ..<br />
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As for the guy who is such a love lorn ... I wont call him a sex toy
.... since the poor thing hasnt had any ....just a love toy ...but
thats the whole thing ... He seems to desperate, is so much of a cry
baby ...<br />
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One of these days I am going to find Mr. Right ... untill then, I can just go around with a few Mr. Not So Rights )<br />
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Woe is me ... Not a very nice title, is it??

by X-MarCap In reply to Woe is me ... Not a very ...

I met my wife June 15, on June 17th I got the stone for the ring and commissioned the ring.<br /><br />I told my mother that very night I had met the woman I was going to marry.<br /><br />We have 4 kids and have been married forever...<br /><br />It can happen, but you are better off being ready and available for when Mr. Right comes along. You must decide if he is Mr. Right Now.<br /><br />I don't know if love can grow on you. It would be kinder to cut Mr. Available loose, and shun him until either you fall head over heels for him or until he finds someone else...

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