[oclug] Linux Leads or Follows?
miden at travel-net.com
Sat Apr 7 23:05:14 EDT 2007
Thanks Brenda. Your 'eye candy' comment is part of his problem along
with problematic hardware support - somewhat offset by the hardware
problems apparently being caused by Vista though he doesn't use that
I was kind of hoping for some new software to flash at him as quality
doesn't seem to be a sufficient argument.
Boys and their toys... boys and their toys.
On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 20:11 -0400, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> Linux and unixes in general are so far ahead of the curve in
> anti-virus, anti-spyware, and security in general that people
> don't believe there is a curve to be behind. I'm still amazed
> at how many Linux newbies ask me what I use for anti-virus
> (the answer is nothing, and I haven't had any viruses).
> And the free software movement gave us strong encryption
> (and pointed out flaws in proprietery encryption) in spite of
> the govm't freaking out and calling such software "munitions".
> Maybe someone can give some details?
> But, I suppose those aren't full of enough eye candy for your
> friend :-(
> How about window managers that actually give you control of
> your windows? When I'm stuck working on a Windows machine (it
> happens occasionally) I'm always frustrated by not being able
> to take a window and put it on the bottom and the inability to
> have more than one desktop. And I don't have the ability to
> type into a window that is overlaid by another window (when I
> want to get info about what I'm typing from a different window).
> That's just what leaps to mind at the moment ...
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