Started by Admin, 2002-08-21T10:54:23-05:00 (Wednesday)
QuoteHere's my take on Linux on the desktop. I think that they actually have to take a page from Microsoft on one (and only one) respect. When you purchase Windows XP Home edition you aren't allowed to do a lot of things that their Server Editions do. I can go to Mandrake's site, download 3 CDs and have the capability of installing Apache, mySQL, and a whole host of other things that a typical user won't need. I honestly think they need a one CD "package" (or anti-package) that does not have Apache, SSH, mySQL, etc. That way they keep it simple. They put X, Gimp, IRC apps, IM apps, CD Burning software, etc, but no server apps (unless necessary for normal functions) or other non-Windows standard applications.