[ubuntu-us-in] Linux Sucks | LinuxFest NW
ben.crowe at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 18:27:27 BST 2009
Keep in mind that Bryan's perspective is also from an open-source
developer's point-of-view. I'm sure you gathered that from the repeated
comments about how "developers need to eat".
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 1:17 PM, David Ernst <david.ernst at davidernst.net>wrote:
> Thanks for the tip! I watched a bit of the video and read all of the
> slides (took maybe 10 minutes). good food for thought. A few quick
> * The presentation should have been called "Desktop Linux Sucks",
> since he doesn't talk about linux as a server, embedded OS, etc.,
> commenting that Linux is basically a "Rock Star" in these areas.
> * even better, it should have been called "Why running Linux as your
> Desktop OS sucks". Much of what he's talking about isn't even Linux
> or even GNU/Linux, it's wishing that there were better applications
> for GNU/Linux.
> * His core belief seems to be that good quality software will require
> major funding to develop. It makes such intuitive sense, and yet,
> how did we end up with such a Rock Star server OS? I'm not at all
> against money flowing, and I actually this we in the OS community
> should encourage each other more to donate money to good projects.
> But, I don't think it's as simple as he makes it out to be.
> * He's really in to standardization/homogenization. For instance, he
> names about 4 audio editing apps, as if this were an abomination.
> He thinks if we all agreed on one, then it would get the funding and
> therefore become great and "linux" wouldn't suck anymore. I'm all
> for better applications (and I agree that the commercial products
> for commercial OSes are usually better in these categories), but I
> am definitely not for homogenizing these things. Something I love
> about GNU/linux is that there's all sorts of free apps out there
> with different strengths and weaknesses, and I can choose the one
> that suits me the best. I can dabble in it (and dabbling is all I
> do in about 80% of the software that I use) and never worry about
> having to pay for it.
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:58:51AM -0400, benjamin wrote:
> >Overall, this was a very good presentation detailing some of the
> >frustrations and shortcomings of GNU/Linux as a whole. While I don't agree
> >with 100% of what the presenter covers, I will say that the majority of it
> >is SPOT-ON! If you have the means, I highly recommend watching the vid.
> >Be Well,
> >Benjamin in Indy
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