I think Mother Earth and Father Time have ganged up against this alien 😦 ,so some of my unfinished posts will have to wait for some more time.
Can the penguin make us throw Microsoft out of the window?
This one is about open source software in general and the Linux operating system in particular.I actually like proprietary software like the Windows operating system for the ease of use factor.However,different versions of Windows have let me down very badly when I needed them the most,so I took a look at some versions of Linux some time ago and was hooked so completely that I use both Windows and Linux side-by-side these days.When it comes to other software,I usually prefer the open source ones.Read more about the battle between open source and proprietary software on this link.
I hope Linux distros (vendors’ versions of the Linux operating system) marginalise Windows in the future,but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.I say this because I took a look at one of the most promising Linux distros for beginners,Ubuntu,and I liked it so much that I immediately downloaded it and burned it on a CD.It was a very smooth journey till then,but my problems began when I tried to install the operating system.It seems that I use a rare video card on my home computer and what is worse is that Ubuntu has got several issues with my video card.I tried my best and also made use of the online forums but I simply could not succeed in installing Ubuntu.Ofcourse,there is a limit to the amount of time one can spend on installing an operating system and so I gave up 😦
While I think that open source software is a wonderful idea,the average home computer user will have to wait.Linux is making serious inroads into Microsoft territory in the work and educational environments.Offering Linux distros bundled with personal computers is a great idea to popularise Linux.But Linux distributors will have to think of widening their driver database (a device driver is a software component that interacts with a hardware device) if they even want to think of challenging Microsoft.
That is the sad part,because I would prefer friendly penguins that are full of life to windows that are made of dead wood or metal.Ofcourse that may be because I am the kind of person who,if asked to choose between a dog and a diamond,would always choose the dog 😀