__/ [ x0054 ] on Sunday 12 March 2006 09:06 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>> __/ [ Lobo ] on Saturday 11 March 2006 22:37 \__
>>> "The biggest implementation of open source technology in the region
>>> to date has been in the education sector, with around 70,000 desktop
>>> PCs and 400 servers in schools across the region now running
>>> Extremadura's unique version of Linux called LinEx, which was created
>>> by a Spanish company and is based on Debian."
>>> It will be the poor/havenot countries in the world which will bring
>>> Linux to the forefront in computing. These children have no previous
>>> exposure to computers so they do not have the Microsoft mindset.
>>> I also think that these kids will have a far more richer experience
>>> in computing using Linux due to it's inherent "hands on" nature. Many
>>> of the children in first world countries have been "dumbed down" with
>>> I can envision many of these kids becoming the programmers of the
>> I can see the same thing happening in the east. There are lots of
>> talented programmers that simply want to give back to the community
>> which they cherish and constantly benefit from.
>> In turn, you begin to see more and more complete project (and of
>> course code to be re-used) coming from non-first world countries.
>> This could prove a serious peril to Microsoft in the future, which
>> is why they so forcibly undermine and fight initiatives like the
>> 100 dollar laptop and offer low-cost Windows to countries where the
>> Windows tax drives people away to GNU/Linux. Then you have the
>> resistance to ODF, among other tools for openness and
>> If you look a decade into the past, Linux lacked programmers
>> (workforce) to provide a comprehensive workframe for the users.
>> Nowadays, we have Firefox, Thunderbird (with extensions),
>> OpenOffice, Mono and so forth. There is funding too. The tools used
>> are quite standardised and are nowa- days fully-supported by IT
>> staff. You have the GNOME and KDE camp, too. Suddenly, Windows
>> cannot boast having powerful tools that exist nowhere else. Redmond
>> can attempt to stop it, but it is already too late.
>> Name one project/application that puts Windows user in a position of
>> ad- vantage? Some would say "Office" or "Photoshop", but all these
>> ever offer is unneeded cruft.
> OCR - after that I can be totally happy :) That's all. And Photoshop
> runs grate under wine.
It's already worked on. 15 developers are involved.
I used Photoshop for many years as a teenager. I have been using the GIMP
very happily for 4 years. Learn it thoroughly and you will see that
Photoshop becomes obsolete.
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