[xubuntu-users] The Devil's Advocate

Guang Chao guang.chao.1974 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 06:30:17 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 2:07 PM, Joao Monteiro <jmonteiro257 at gmail.com>

> Hmm... ok, thank you for the clarification, appreciated.
> I usually do exactly that, when I'm at the PC or Laptop. But I'm replying
> from my phone, as I have been at work and commuting to and from work and
> unfortunately when I hit "reply" my phone just opens a new blank window to
> reply, so my apologies... will see if I can adjust some settings on phone.
> Yes, the financial profitabily is one major factor. Same old sad
> factuality of human greed prevailing above all else.

RedHat's OS is open source, but they are making money out of it.

> Hail the god currency... sigh...
> Not easy, but not impossible either to change such state of affairs,
> though.
> Tda ;)
> On 13 Jul 2017 06:37, "MR ZenWiz" <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:26 PM, Joao Monteiro <jmonteiro257 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > MR, can you please clarify me what "to bottom post" means, as I don't
>> want
>> > to break any etiquette. And also what FOSS means.
>> >
>> Bottom posting is what almost everyone this list does - reply
>> underneath the original post so as to preserve the proper visual order
>> of entries.
>> FOSS - Free Open Source Software.  Google is handy for simple
>> questions like this.
>> > As for your reply... yes, to a great extent you are right. But what
>> many in
>> > the linux world don't like or wish to acknowledge, is that another
>> reason
>> > might be the countless disjointed distros... and nobody to explain to
>> them
>> > that they can ignore the userland and focus on the kernel only, as their
>> > aplication will after all be just another userland running on it... if
>> I'm
>> > understanding this whole thing right, that is...
>> >
>> It's just more work for little perceived return.  The Linux desktop
>> market is miniature compared to Windows and MAC.  OTOH, there are
>> hundreds of Android apps for all different versions and level of
>> Android OS.  Most apps for Linux built on one system tend to be
>> compatible with others within a certain range of kernel releases.
>> Given that there are two main paid support systems (Red Hat and SuSE),
>> covering those and also Debian/Ubuntu/Mint would include the majority
>> of distros without too much effort, but the ROI isn't high.
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