How much money would you require to release a new Linux version?

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:34 am Post

Let me rephrase.

For the most part, I do not wish to offend people by accident. If they are to be offended, I would rather it be done knowingly, as then I have chosen the consequences.
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:57 am Post

I would really love a linux version as well. But I think the problem with them pursuing this goes way beyond just the factor of money.

All those aside I think it would take a dedicated team of more than 5 developers to get a rudimentary version running in about a year.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:02 pm Post

devinganger wrote:Let me rephrase.

For the most part, I do not wish to offend people by accident. If they are to be offended, I would rather it be done knowingly, as then I have chosen the consequences.
And you did not MEAN offense. Which is why I tottered of to my corner, sniffed and pouted. Sometimes kids are better examples of properly mature behavior than we want to admit.

As to my monitization statement... look at what just happened to Red Hat.
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:42 pm Post

I think us geek types do tend to cause umbrage, at first. Then again, are the social geek fallacies a tautology? Are all geeks doomed to have rotten understanding of social cues? Speaking for myself, I tend to overcompensate, and then cause situations out of that. (Knowing I don't catch cues very well, especially in a text medium, and I tend to take people absolutely literally.)

I suspect Jaysen and Devinganger are doing what my SO and my brothers-in-law do when in meatspace together: loudly "argree." Or "to vociferously discuss a point so as to seem as though they're arguing about something they're all in agreement over."

ETA: yeah, the Red Hat acquisition does not fill me with confidence. Hopefully Slackware will weather the changes.
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:36 am Post

I posted something on Twitter this morning to the effect that With the IBM purchase, Red Hat Linux has now become as irrelevant as Solaris. Debian won.
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:32 pm Post

In linux I'm all deb all the time... unless someone is paying me to think red hat. Then I'm sad.

Honestly though, at my point in life I just avoid it all. I'll pay the tax for apple to avoid windows at home. I'm windows at work, and redhat on the servers. My real joy is AVR programming these days. no OS to even care about. Just have to know how to cross compile to the right arch with GCC out of eclipse. ;)
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Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:59 am Post

krastev wrote:
GameLaw wrote:
But Linux is my most productive

No, it's not. If it was, most of the people would use it, instead of Windows or macOS. And the percentage of Linux as a desktop is what, 2%? :lol:

I would argue that market share and productivity have nothing in common. Most people stick with Windows because it comes pre-loaded on their machines. They don't even know there is another (better) choice in Linux. I've been using Linux exclusively for about 12 years now. I cringe when I have to try to fix issues on my wife's Windows machines. And Windows definitely requires more time for maintenance than does Linux.
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:39 am Post

rcentros wrote:And Windows definitely requires more time for maintenance than does Linux.


systemd

Thus I refute you.

(Don't take me seriously, it's just I never lose a chance to punch at systemd.)[/quote]
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:15 am Post

rcentros wrote:I would argue that market share and productivity have nothing in common. Most people stick with Windows because it comes pre-loaded on their machines.


And because Windows comes pre-loaded, and because it has large market share, it is very easy to either find information about using your Windows machine or pay someone to do it for you.

Most people do not want to be system administrators. They want to write (or whatever).

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Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:35 pm Post

devinganger wrote:
rcentros wrote:And Windows definitely requires more time for maintenance than does Linux.


systemd

Thus I refute you.

(Don't take me seriously, it's just I never lose a chance to punch at systemd.)


OMG! We found something else to agree on! :)
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