--(Once apon a time, in comp.os.linux,)--
--(Gordon said it like only they can.)--
Quote:> I am the IT person in a NGO. We wish to sack Bill Gates. We chose
> Linux to replace M$ because everybody keeps telling us how wonderful
> it is, easy to use, and has all the apps we need.
Not sure what country you are posting from but in the US sack has a
triple meaning. I will take it that you want him fired and
necessarily stuffed in a bag. The third meaning has something to do
with a bed. I hope thats not it =)
> OK, so tell me this: with over 100 tetris clones, 70 clocks, 20 or 30
> *sql managers, more than 150 different editors, and 6 or 7 biff front
> ends, not to mention all those general email packages -- WHERE ARE THE
> FONT MANAGERS?
I wish I could answer that for you. I see your point but I tend to
live in the stone age on the command line where fonts aren't an
issue. The only time I load up GUI based fonts in on Mozilla and I
use fixed width fonts on that so I don't have to mess with them.
Again you do have a very valid point. But you forgot that there are
20 GUI's, 35 GUI based virtual terminals, 15 news group readers, and
Quote:> So, script kiddies, what should we write on our website? That Linux
> has what it takes to do a job of work? Or that we gave it the boot in
> favour of BeOS because Linux has all the usefulness of Pascal?
Up until this point you had some people behind you. But remember that
IBM is spending a BILLION dollars on Linux. Germany, Norway, France
and the people in charge of a BILLION china men use Linux. Would you
call them script kiddies? I think you need to redefine usefulness.
If you are interested in nice looking fonts then go back to windows.
If you want to have some power then stick with Linux. Why should
people who visit your web site care what you are running? The average
user will only be able to tell if your web page displays well on their
browser. And that is determined by the skill of your webmaster not by
the type of server you run on.
Quote:> By the way -- our website only pulls 2500 hits/week, but it's seen by
> lots and lots of people who are completely pissed off with Microsoft
> -- and who will follow our lead.
Again this makes no difference at all. In fact this is the kind of
comment I used to hear form idiot customers who demanded that we issue
a trace on their package, which was sent via 3rd class mail. In short
its the style of argument that is used only by those who have the
inability to clearly state their goal or are unable to determined what
they really want in the first place.
Quote:> What do we want? Two packages, one for TTF, one for Postscript (ala
> Adobe Type Manager), which will install fonts and make them available
> to ALL the apps which want them.
You fail to understand the way that all *nix machines work. You want
a registry. You can't have that.
The philosophy for developing nix apps is that it do one thing and it
do it well. If another app2 needs to use app1 then app2 needs to be
told about app1. Not the other way around.
> Can you script kiddies get an act together?
Thats not even proper English.
> Ummm... Don't bother flaming me. If flaming is all you can do, that
> answers my question elegantly: you lose. And so will Linux.
Are you familiar with the old phrase "the pot calling the kettle
Or maybe you would be better off with something small enough for you
to understand. Just one word "hypocrite"
It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Jackson