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Michael Robertson Interview about Lindows 384

Posted by Hemos
from the making-it-work dept.
unclegus writes "I ran across this article talking about Michael Roberston and Lindows. Says a "Sneak Preview" will be available in a few weeks. Release 1.0 will be $100 for single user ..." Dan Gillmor, the author of it, has said that it appears to be the real thing - I'll be interested in getting my hands on it.
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Michael Robertson Interview about Lindows

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  • by 2Bits (167227) on Wednesday January 09, 2002 @03:46PM (#2811528)
    ... get off the Microsoft upgrade treadmill, ...


    I always love this metaphore. And how true that describes the situation of Microsoft's customers. You keep on putting in more efforts, keep on running, but you are going nowhere.

  • The Chaos (Score:2, Funny)

    by jjares (141954) on Wednesday January 09, 2002 @03:51PM (#2811577) Homepage
    The thing that always worried me the most about widespread linux, is hackers. With windows (safe for XP) script kiddies can DoS a machine, but they cant r00t it. Linux has some security issues, and the common user wont be upgrading and patching every time a security issue is found. Running Office applications on Linux doesn't make a user a Linux user. Imagine a world where a script kiddie can ssh to thousands of home users boxes. DDoS has suddenly a new meaning.
  • by sludg-o (120354) on Wednesday January 09, 2002 @04:07PM (#2811677)
    <joke>$100 for single-user mode is kinda spendy, I
    wonder if init 6 costs extra? Hope not, if
    it's as ustable as windows. I'm assuming run-level
    3 is also available?</joke>
  • by Quarters (18322) on Wednesday January 09, 2002 @04:15PM (#2811734)
    ...since art students will be able to stick with word...

    Yeah. When I took computer graphics in college we only ever used Word. We did entire 30 minute CGI mpg movies in Word. It rocked. Photoshop, 3ds max, Maya, Lightwave, AutoCAD, DeBabelizer, Premiere, and After Effects are for pussies!

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