[SATLUG] Alternative to Microsoft
kkinder at rackspace.com
Wed Sep 18 10:49:02 CDT 2002
On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 06:51, clickdoug wrote:
> Prediction: Linux integration on the desktop will always be limited in
> that it requires a geek to install, setup and maintain.
Look, installing any operating system on hardware as frequently cheap,
random, and diverse as PC hardware is a tall order. Windows is
successful not because it's easy to install, but because it is
Personally, I don't think Windows or Linux or MacOS are suitable for
connecting homes across the world to the Internet. Thin clients are the
obvious best option because all the heavy maintainence is done
server-side. Windows has heavy maintainence too -- registeries, trying
to uninstall programs, drivers, etc.
If/when internet protocols mature enough for real thin client
applications, like word processing and quickin stuff, I think thin
client will take over.
The only thing I don't like about thin clients is the clear application
of DRM (digitally reinforced monopoly/digital rights management) --
where a foreign system enforces rules on what you can do with
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