From: Dale Dunlea (crankie at domain ireland.com)
Date: Mon 03 Jul 2000 - 10:06:53 IST
: Where will Linux be in 5 years time, more than
likely where it is
One of the major points of linux, and the free
software movement in general is to promote good
software. By good software, we mean software that
does it's job well and is easy to use. Free
software suceeds in this because of the theory
that many eyes make bugs easier to spot. As a
result, free software develops fewer bugs, is
better written, and is generally easier to follow
Putting a nice gui on a program is rarely the
hardest thing in the world to do. KDE is making
advances and Linux is becoming easier to use.
Windows on the other hand, is a sprawling mass of
code which nobody can understand, even if they
were actually given the oppurtunity to study the
code in depth. So more windows bugs are built on
existing windows bugs.
I think the argument here is something to the
"You Sir are a drunk."
"This may be true, but in the morning, I will be
sober. You however, will still be ugly"
Windows isn't going to get very much more stable.
Linux IS stable. Now we just have to / may want
to, make it more cuddly for the masses.
I haven't gotten 'round to writing a .sig yet
BTW, just in case you thought I was in agreement
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