[oclug] Good Point
tburns at ualberta.ca
Thu Mar 22 15:09:38 EST 2001
BTW, LotusNotes is a PIG (RAM and CPU hog).
Perhaps part of the reason pepole think a Linux box will be hard to learn
is that they've already learned Windows. It's market inertia. Remember a
great video format called Beta? It's virtually nonexistent now, taken
over by VHS (which still has an edge over DVD for recordability). Beta is
_still_ better quality on a smaller form factor tape than VHS, and until
the Sony DV format came out a few years ago, was what all the TV stations
OS/2 was supposed to be the successor of DOS. Windows was just a
temporary shell over DOS until OS/2 was fully-fledged. There was MS-DOS
and PC-DOS and MS-OS/2 and IBM OS/2. And MS came out with Windows and
decided it was economically better to ditch the superior technical
IMO, MacOS is what people should use coming from a non-computing
background, as it provides a nice looking interface, a more stable
hardware base, and it's _designed_ to be user-friendly.
I can't comment on Gnome/KDE, as I've not used them in a while, but
Windows is the antithesis of a logical, user-friendly interface.
For more of this rant, you can visit an essay I wrote a couple of years
(I hope it still reflects my views...haven't read it in a while) ;)
Heaven doesn't want me and hell is afraid I'll take over.
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