[xubuntu-users] Rookie question on backups

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed Jul 12 04:58:34 UTC 2017

On Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:31:57 +0800, Guang Chao wrote:
>no one is paid


JFTR "free" is for "libre", not for "gratis". "Liberty" is not a state,
it's a process. A process that requires sense of responsibility, the
will to participate.

Actually intellectually disabled people might not have this sense of
responsibility, the ability to participate. In this case they aren't
removed from Linux communities, but ... it's the same for everything in
life. If somebody hasn't got the ability to drive a car, she needs to
use public transport. If she even hasn't got the ability to do this,
she needs somebody to look after her.

Linux is a "car", neither public transport, nor a vehicle with a carer.

Apple and Microsoft operating systems are called "restricted" operating
systems, they are "barred child's beds". Usually adults don't sleep in
"barred child's beds" anymore.

Don't confuse user-friendliness with childproof.

Don't confuse "free" with "gratis".

Apart from this, closed source not necessarily is what's meant
by "restriction" of a proprietary operating system. It describes a kind
of "user-friendliness" that could be called "childproof".

If it takes too much time to learn how to use forks and knives, how to
drive a car, you need to eat without using forks and knives, without
driving a car. It's the same for every domain of freedom, even for an
operating system.

Please, don't always compare Linux with proprietary operating systems
and don't ask to make Linux more user-friendly by actually asking for
more restrictions.


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