Linux / Think Different

Enrique Diaz-Alvarez enrique at
Fri Oct 2 07:50:24 PDT 1998

Peter Kilander wrote:
> As capitalism continues to commodify -water, healthcare, genes, etc.- is it
> wrong to say that there's currently an attempt to "decommodify" the computer
> operating system? Linux has been in the news lately
> (scroll down)
> There seems to be a question of whether the graphical user interface will be
> free.
> I've also read that it won't be a strong competitor until applications are
> created for it.

The installation process also needs to be simplified dramatically and made more reliable. The moment installing Linux is as simple as installing Winblows, watch out.

> -Peter, keeping the powder dry

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