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Re: [SLUG] Re: Linux news on slashdot
- To: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Linux news on slashdot
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Nov 30 10:48:25 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: BONG
- Reply-to: dean@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > "install me" button or "uninstall" etc. - its just so much less pain
> > and wokr than linux. linxu means u have to be nigh a guru to get 3rd
> > party drivers working - getting nvidia's 3d to work is an example -
> > everyone at work seems to keep coming to me to "fix" their machines by
> > setting this up because i'm one of the few guys around who knwos how to
> > make it work - and this is in engineering at VA... just think of the
> > poor average joe schmo user... and this is just where the examples
> > start... :)
> there is no reason for anyone to be a 3rd party (and we should not
> encourage them to be so). after all, "3rd party" is just a euphemism
> for "badly integrated".
thats one for the slug pearls. As for rasters comment son redhat, I dont
thats an accurate comparison as redhat basically bundles the software.
they pay for and write alot of stuff, but they arent the "first party"
the latest kernel and updating isnt really getting 3rd party stuff.
I think the term 3rd party is hard to apply to linux.
> (and we need to get linux OEM installs going, so users never have to
> install. *this* is why the others appear easier)
VA doesnt ship cheaply to aus, nor is it timely. How bout they set up
here, but keep all profits in australia (VAus Linux?) , then i can go
va while im still in my teens *grin*.
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