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Re: While we're on the subject of non-PC users .. ;-)



It's really a case of horses for courses.

I run both Linux and Windoze on separate boxes, to allow me to achieve the
best of both worlds but neither one is a be all end all.  (I originally
setup Linux to get an insight into Unix for the new system we installed at
work (Motorola Smartzone trunking))

Linux is difficult to setup properly, difficult to manage and has a limited
program availability, whereas Windoze is well we all know.

I think the argument should be to use whatever suits your needs not what is
the fashion of the day (just so happens Linux is the fashion).

Also some of the newer versions of Linux and programs do require  grunt from
the PC not just your old 486 box so some of the advantages of Linux are
starting to vanish as the programs become more complex.

Rex

----- Original Message -----
From: "John / NS1Z" <ns1z@arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "Bruce Bostwick" <lihan@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
Sent: 27 January 2001 20:46
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] While we're on the subject of non-PC users .. ;-)


> You're right, but! If Linux were easier to use, it would be more popular.
> Most anyone can get a program to work with Windoze but from what I have
seen
> on the Linux newsgroups, hardly anyone gets Linux installed without
> difficulty, let alone get their programs to run smoothly. Why is this, I
> wonder???
>
> Yes, Linux can be more flexible (so they say....) but one has to put in
> years of study to achieve that flexibility. Or maybe there is something
> obvious that I am missing....??
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bruce Bostwick <lihan@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:35 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] While we're on the subject of non-PC users .. ;-)
>
>
> > Comments on Linux have given me the perfect opening to air a gripe.  ;-)
> >
> > <rant mode=raving>
> > I have noticed that the ham radio community, with the exception of
> > the Linux faithful, tends by and large to be a Windows-only club.
>
>
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