[TriLUG] Re: Re: Accountability and possible solutions
ianmeyer at mac.com
Sat Sep 13 23:48:48 EDT 2003
I disagree somewhat...my mom for example, doesn't play anything more
than Free Cell (albeit a nicer commercial version thats part of a
software package that has a lot of card games in it) on her PC, and it
*really* doesn't matter to her if her computer can play the latest
Unreal or anything like that.
I think that it is possible for Windows to remain the prominent gaming
platform, while more and more home users that don't need that can use
Linux because in a lot of other things, it works better.
In fact, in the near future, she's probably going to buy a Mac for 2
reasons: 1) Her Compaq (an 866 MHz K6 machine) is getting slow running
Win98 (even after reinstalling Windows and upgrading the RAM, its still
slow and boots about 1/3 of the time on the first try) and 2) a Mac is,
for her, the perfect computer, its easy to use, stable, and can run the
exact same card game software she's already got.
ps: I have tried to get her to let my at least set up her computer to
dual boot, heck, I've even got a spare HD i could use, but she's averse
to Linux because if something goes wrong, It'll take me coming back
home to get it running again whereas with, say, a new Mac, she can
probably just get it working with me on the phone (not trying to relay
complex command line instructions, just simple ones like "fsck -y" and
"shutdown -r now") or by calling the included tech support (from Apple
On Sep 13, 2003, at 9:19 PM, Ralph Blach wrote:
> Neither Windows or Linux are perfect and they both have there
> advantages and short comings. I still feel that windows will always
> be the OS home users purchase.
> Its simply because MS has put a lot of time and effort in to making
> Windows a great gaming platform. This industry, if you have not
> noticed, is bigger money wise
> than the movie industry.
> Just my two cents.
> Robert L martin wrote:
>>>> So, yeah, it does lean a little to the side of "Windows has holes,
>>>>> Linux does, if only everyone stopped running Windows!"
>>> "Linux doesn't" is what i meant. doh!
>> Maybe its more of "I KNOW Windows is swiss cheese but ive heard this
>> Linux thing is normally cheddar" Besides when anything does comes
>> up it gets patched quickly (and very few of them cripple systems)
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