Once upon a Tue, 10 Jan 2006 14:06:09 +0000 dreary, as I laboured tired &
weary, came a tapping at my door when Roy Schestowitz posted this, &
> __/ [John A. Bailo] on Tuesday 10 January 2006 13:47 \__
>> I keep searching Google News using the keyword *linux* for something
>> interesting, something /snazzy/.
>> But it's getting harder and harder to find such things.
>> I mean, sure, there's more and more serious articles about Linux and
>> Open Source and clearly its been adopted into mainstream engineering and
>> business applications. But these are the kind of meat and potatoes
>> applications that Unix has always been used for, that handle vast
>> transactions, support precision mathematics and monitor life critical
>> processes, but for which the home user has no comprehension.
>> I guess what linux does is turn OS computing back to what it used to be:
>> a real utility, solid and dependable, just there to run things. It was
>> Microsoft that tried to put lots of finery on an "OS" and make it the
>> sizzle, but not the steak. The problem is: people got hungry once
>> they realized they wanted steak, not sizzle.
> With all due respect, I find your posts rather erratic and unworthy of
> trust. A day ago you were whining that Linux offers no lightweight edi-
> tors. Later that day, you complained about imaging software, suggesting
> that Linux only offers bloat like Gwenview. Then came the complaint about
> a context menu in Firefox.
> Have you got that Windows XP wallpaper issue sorted out? What happened to
> "I can do it in XP, but not in Linux"? And why dis you E-mail me about it?
> If you talk the talk, you've got to walk the walk, John. You have got to
> actually understand Linux, get to grips with it, and have some orienta-
> tion. Some of your recent rants about Linux did not identify deficiencies,
> but only proved that Linux is nothing but ideaology to you -- an ideaology
> that you at times betray.
Bailo is unstable IMO. He *pretends* to be a linux advocate, but is really
a windows user. Sometime ago, he even tried morphing to get around filters.
IMHO he's best ignored.
98% of linux problems *windows* users whine about,
emanate from somewhere between the chair and the PC.
Either the person cannot read, doesn't understand
what they read, or they can't be bothered.