Reaching out to hardware companies

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Oct 23 05:52:08 UTC 2010

On 23/10/2010 15:09, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 23:08 -0400, J wrote:
>> Still, it's a goal worth working toward.  Canonical is working on
>> getting Ubuntu pre-loaded onto systems, but it's up to the buying
>> public to reinforce that work by actually demanding Ubuntu on their
>> computers.
> One thing to be said about Winders, they own their market and there is
> only one set of directory/library rules to follow. We've got stuff
> plastered all over the place, especially between the rpm and deb worlds.
> It must be obsoletely maddening for a software devel to write packages
> for each major Linux distro and keep up with their 6 month-release
> packages with each new "scheme d'joir" to contend with. Therein lies the
> madness. And, that alone has relegated us to a lessor role on the
> desktop. It ain't for mom or Mr&  Mrs. Joe Lunchbucket. The people
> working for our Non-Profit are scared and uncertain when I mention
> becoming free of MS and rolling towards Open Source for our desktops. No
> matter when I show them that KDE looks and performs like Win95.
> <chuckles>  Ric

Which is another reason why I gave KDE away - too Windows-like (widgets, 
plasmoids, gidgets, wedgeits....).

So stop showing them KDE and show them a decent installation of 


After two days in hospital, I took a turn for the nurse.
              W C Fields

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