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Patrick Dixon
2005-03-14, 01:43
"We all started out as outsiders... like anything other field of
knowledge, the key is to want to know."

This is true, but as all good teachers will know, the key to getting people
to want to learn is to make the subject accessible and interesting ;)


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Jack Coates
Sent: 14 March 2005 01:22
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Open firmware for SB2?


Patrick Dixon wrote:
> Shows my Linux ignorance I guess, I thought FC was about the most
mainstream
> 'free' Linux around. (And if it's not free, I might as well stick with
> Windows - right?) It's difficult to know what you're paying for with
Redhat
> Enterprise - the Linux community (in common with most technical
communities,
> IMHO) doesn't seem to communicate that well with 'outsiders'.
>

We all started out as outsiders... like anything other field of
knowledge, the key is to want to know.

> The problem with Linux, is that the 'bleeding edge' seems to include
things
> that are considered de-riguer in the Windows world - like PnP. That's how
I
> got into all this trouble in the first place: I started out trying Alien
BBC
> ... and now I'm installing Linux ;)
>
> Anyway, I'm getting OT ...

This is going to be true in desktop Linux for the forseeable future. It
will stop being true when the Open Source Development Labs folks have
the same level of access into the hardware markets that the WinHEC
conference and "Designed for Windows" logo demonstrate. Until such time,
you'll need to roll up your sleeves and learn, choose another OS, or
look for prebuilt Linux-powered platforms. There are a ton of the
latter, though they don't always advertise as such :)

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Jack Coates
2005-03-14, 08:19
Patrick Dixon wrote:
> "We all started out as outsiders... like anything other field of
> knowledge, the key is to want to know."
>
> This is true, but as all good teachers will know, the key to getting people
> to want to learn is to make the subject accessible and interesting ;)
>

but, it already is both of those things :)

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!