On 01/21/2014 03:44 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Is it really simply black or white? Must it be *that* way or the
highway? The reason my main PC is a linux distribution is because of
choice, not because I like compiling my own software, Although I do
compile (and develop), I much prefer typing 'yum install
' when I need to satisfy dependencies.
>> [GNU/] Linux
Choice, choice choice. Although I'm not familiar with all, I'm pretty
sure there are bare-bones distributions. If there aren't, well, you have
to choice to create your own.
>> and most users are not able
> If people want to use ms-windows or macos-x, they take courses for that.
Perhaps a bit elitist. I don't know *any* windows or mac user
(non-system administrator) that ever took a course besides possibly
online "getting started" videos. I do agree that education would help
but open-source software authors aren't usually the most prolific
documentation authors (myself included).
I find this quite nice, to be honest. If I need the headers, I grab
them, if not, I don't -- again, choice.
> If you go the distribution route, don't forget that their maintainers
Fair enough, but why cut down binary distributions? If the software
developer wishes to create a binary, more power to him/her -- again,
choice. That's what makes linux strong.
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