[Ubuntu-PH] Should we be bothered?
jgotangco at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 11:33:49 UTC 2006
Yup. Hence my disclaimer. Change is inevitable, to what exactly, we
don't know yet, but we see a trend of new methods of presenting data
and information. That's why its an exciting time to be part of a
paradigm-shift in computing :-)
Who would actually know I dont use a laptop or a desktop lately and
yet still be able to work?
On 11/16/06, Charles Yao <ccyao at greenleecp.com> wrote:
> Srry to say this, but as a user, FOSS is not necessarily more efficient. It
> does have benefits. For the ordinary user, the problem with drivers and
> compatibility with common software is still a problem. Maybe from a
> programmers view FOSS is more efficient, as he can play around with the
> software. But the end user just want something that works out of the box
> without any hassles. This is one of the problems I encounter in my company,
> Im reluctant to add more Ubuntu machines since im not sure if the will work
> with the current printer scanners etc that we have. the last time I did it
> it took me weeks before everything worked, compared to alsmost immediately
> on our macs and windows machines.
> Change is inevitable, but change to what? If FOSS wants to be the dominant
> force in desktop or server computing it still has a long way to go.
> especially on the desktop side.
> Jerome Gotangco <jgotangco at gmail.com> wrote: There are just some people who
> prefer to stay in their comfort zones.
> One of the basic rules of life is that change is always inevitable.
> Unfortunately, most of the software industry, especially those very
> comfortable in their spheres, prefer it their way instead of the
> efficient way.
> I am not saying that FOSS is the most efficient, but it has proven to
> be with proper handling and study. More brains are always better than
> a few paid ones. Passion is a differentiating factor.
> Jerome Gotangco
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