On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 16:46:50 -0500, amicus_curious wrote:
> "7" <website_has_email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> I think the quote
>> Linux Will Win the Desktop by Being Linux, Not 'Cheap Windows' "
>> says so much more about Linux than whatever many anti-Linux shills and
>> analyists were claiming about Linux. There is so much more that Linux
>> does that just isn't on the radar with any other operating systems
IMO, "free as in beer" is much underrated here. Yes there are better
reasons to use OSS, but free-as-in-beer will hook far more consumers than
some weird cathedral-and-bazaar explanation.
> Name one thing
Install hundreds or even thousands of applications from a single menu.
Update those hundreds or even thousands of installed applications with
just a few mouseclicks.
If you want to customize an application, download the source code with a
few mouseclicks and have the necessary toolchain automatically downloaded
and installed along with it.
Save all the applications you've installed and updated to a CD by copying
a directory. On later installations, reinstall them all with a single
command without having to re-download anything. Or, save a computer-
generated list of installed applications and updates, and use it to
download and install them all with a single command.
Copy the whole filesystem over to a totally different make/model of
computer - and have it all 'just work' without having to reinstall
anything, activate anything, or pay anything.