Well, my love to GEOS has been long, actually over ten years. It is not
a blind love, and I am not feeling like an extremist. In my job I am fed
and all fed up with MS-Windows, as my work is troubleshooting client/server
in LAN/WAN enviroment. Maybe I have only seen the backsides of Windows and
not much of the sunny side.
OTOH, Windows is a consultant-friendly OS and I will probably have my living
secured for the rest of my life ;-)
The wonder with GEOS is that so much can be done in real mode. That makes
me curious how it will look in a flat memory model. There are zillions of
things which can be improved in GEOS, but GEOS is there, and still works
pretty well in real mode, despite its limitations. Still using Geowrite/Writer
for privat letters, Artist for graphics and playing around with other graphic
stuff, like for example GEOS backgrounds. Making tool icons with Icon Editor.
Using Newsreader in GEOS to read this ng. Surfing with WebMagick, which works
(LPs CDs and MDs) db in GeoFile. Addresses in Addressbook. Well, the list
of my GEOS use is long. I have tried to move on to Windows, but its not a
vialble task for me, as moving to Windows is no actual gain, just a lot of
work, struggeling with buggy, badly designed import filters in Windows. I
have tried, I know.
Just moving my Adressbook to Outlook, was a project that failed due to the
lacking import in Outlook. So I will most probably use GEOS as long as it
fills its tasks for me. I am actually using GEOS more than Windows, as most
of my data is in GEOS formats and that is no problem for me. If there will
be a GEOS32, and it fills all my needs, I will most probably move to 100%
GEOS32. But that is in the future, and we will have to see what happens.
> | Helene,
> | There are only a few of the Geo Extremists left and they are the ones
> | who will go down with the ship. One thing about an extremist, they
> | are hard of hearing and don't read all the words on the page very
> | well. Also, they are, on occasion, purposefully illogical and
> | unwilling to make waves. They don't dance, they goose step. And
> | finally, they have a deep sense of being part of a cult, like all
> | those poor souls who drank the Kool-Aid at Jones Town.
> Geez, Pat, that's pretty harsh!
> GW users are really just like any other "cults" in some ways. In the US,
> I've been in many Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge arguments. My cousin likes RV
> camping, I prefer tenting. Some friends of mine prefer taking a cruise
> to a vacation spot, I prefer to fly. In the long run, as long as someone
> does something for their personal enjoyment, then it doesn't really
> Personally, will confess to receiving a little guilty pleasure in
> arguing against the die-hard GW users. When I look at my posts over the
> years, and think about my enjoyment in using GW, I'm surprised that I
> this. I still think that GW is cool, but probably not in the way that
> Hans and Chip do. Rather, I think that it's cool in the same way that
> think my Visual Commuter 8086 1.4mhz 512k dual floppy "portable" is
> cool. Or the way that I think a 1960's vintage Fiat Spider is cool. It's
> not practical, but the pleasant memory lingers on. My cousin is
> rebuilding an old Datsun 1600 roadster. Not practical for everyday use,
> but nice for a spin around the lake on a sunny afternoon.
> Aw, jeez, I just realized that now someone is goign to start on how GW
> *is* practical for everyday use. Sure, if my cousin only needed to drive
> a couple of miles to the store and back, his Datsun is "practical" as
> well. But it's only practical for a very limited market. Sadly or not,
> NDO is not even competiton for the more robust Win and Linux office
> suites (BTW, I just d/loaded OpenOffice, but haven't installed it yet),
> and it never will be again. It's long lost the potential to be a
> "contender". Not because it doesn't do what it's supposed to, but
> because the market has moved in a different direction.