[SATLUG] Re: Linux is an Alternative to Vistza

Brian McKinney mckinneyb at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 18:59:57 CDT 2008


Seems relevant to the topic:

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-Brian


On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Brian <astro at astr0.org> wrote:

> Your being a tad too critical and misleading.
>
> You can use 2k/xp programs on vista. I do every day on my laptop (tri boot
> of vista, ubuntu and whenever I'm playing with this week).
>
> Software for vista isn't all expensive. I installed pidgin free of charge.
> Now official ms software like office is expensive, however so is everything
> else ms makes.
>
> I'd suggest you try using the os before completely bashing it. While I hate
> using a ms os as much as the next geek, vista has ran well for me, and I
> haven't had any major problems at all. I prefer linux, but sometimes windows
> is a necessary evil.
>
> Make your own choices. Do not be a sheep following the herd of others who
> bash a product simply because of the software giant who makes it. Try it
> out. Benchmark it. Do your daily work on it and see how it runs for you.
>
> Your opinions could mislead someone into believing that everything to ever
> come out of redmond is garbage, however, microsoft is, and will be king of
> the market share long after this thread dies.
>
> -b
> ------Original Message------
> From: K. Reginald Buckner
> Sender:
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> ReplyTo: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: [SATLUG] Re: Linux is an Alternative to Vistza
> Sent: Sep 2, 2008 13:31
>
> > Would someone please explain this to me?  are you saying Vista is a good
> > alternative to Linux?
>
>
> No it is not an better alternative to Linux at all. However it is about
> personal choice. With Windows Vista you get it automatically when you buy a
> notebook or desktop at your favorite computer store.
>
> Here is what you actually receive:
>
>  An operating system that requires the most current hardware and lots of
> resources. Dont even bother to use Vista in less than 2GB of RAM. Must have
> at least 25-40GB of disk just for system files. Must be careful not to use
> 2K/XP programs ( the previous Windows releases). A OS that needs constant
> updates and security resources (spyware, malware, anti-virus, spam
> blok, personal firewall).
>
> Every software in Vista is pricely. Look at how much it costs to buy Office
> 2007 or Corel Word Perfect Office just for simple things.
>
> FYIP
> Linux is a FOSS package: So you dont pay for the OS and you can make as
> many
> copies you want and even share with family and friends.  You also get a
> smaller OS that loads faster and can be used on less resources. However
> Linux Distributions are operating environments. Like a Patio is an
> environment where thee is furniture, rock gardens, barbecue grill and other
> accessories. When you see letters like KDE, Gnome, XCFE, Fluxbox, etc.
> these
> are accessories like what you would find in the patio. It makes the
> environment more useful. That is initial principle. Once you get that
> concept the rest is gravy...
>
> TTYL
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