I admire your passion, Chris..Quote:> I feel so revolted about the clone issue that the money I had saved to
> possibly buying a new PowerPC might end up on an X86 box specially
> designed to be totally "non Wintel"---Cyrix 686MX, Via VP2 chipset,
> OpenLinux. It's going to be my protest box. Not a single Intel
> major chip, not even a chipset. AMDs don't cut it because I don't
> like the Windows logo on those chips (trivial reason isn't it).
> No MS code either, and because OS/2 still has residual code, it ain't
> going there either.
> The whole events in the last August sickens me deeply about Apple.
> Apple slept with the enemy, sold its crown jewels, and stabbed allies
> in the back. Like IBM, Apple sold out.
> Think of it, if Apple charges exorbitantly for CHRP
> Rhapsody, how much do you expect it to charge for the PC version?
> Between IBM's indifference, Job's hubris, and Gate's greed, I feel
> more and more drawn to the Open community, where I feel the last great
> stand of computing independence will be made. Especially with Linux,
> where its fate is totally on the hands of its users and volunteers,
> and not from some *.
The only issues which have kept myself from looking seriously at Linux
* It's Unix and the learning curve to start getting productive strikes me
as probably very steep
* It doesn't support plug-and-play. If your hardware doesn't have Linux
drivers, it don't play..
* Not nearly the amount of developers out there doing stuff for Linux as
there are for Wintel. Can I get MS Office for Linux? Can I get
Photoshop for Linux? Can I get QuarkXpress for Linux? etc.. a big turn
off for me.
> >TaiQ in HKG
Email: "reuben at texas dot net" (in plain english to foil spam-bots.