“It’s Free and it’s Open Source”
The six word tagline that has no meaning, other than for nerds who don’t have a social life or rape women or mess around with little ones it seems like. It means nothing!
There is no such thing as a free lunch. In fact more recently, more open source projects are requesting for you to give away your contact information to sell you products. In the UC world, remember how so many were gushing over the free “Asterisk
PBX“? This is the product I am talking about, specifically the fork known as Free PBX.
Linux is a broken system unlike the commercial world
- There are no “standards”
- There are 1,000 different flavors of “distros”
- The arrogance such as “Real men build their own drivers” and other derogatory culture of the open source world.
- The software’s lifecycle is just as similar as the commercial world
- There are more security holes, while it’s lesser with Windows, it is only second to the Mac
- The super obsessed “minimal” approach, does not work well with non engineers.
While I stay on the theme of “minimal” the apps that they claim derive from PCs are far from reality.
- Thunderbird is no Outlook, meanwhile calendar, and contacts are in different apps.
- The Open Office-dot-org or Libre Office is one heluvla complicated and no where close to Microsoft Office, and if anyone with any serious professionalism would understand that compatibility flaws would be very apparent very quickly.
- GIMP is often considered to be a “photo editor” since most nerds have ZERO artistry. As a result, they seem to take Photoshop very literally, but forget that Photoshop is also a paint application for graphics artists. (The nerds take themselves so literal, just don’t tell them to jump off a bridge. Because they would!)
- Fonts are not standard even against a Macintosh! Again it would make it very hard for users in enterprise environments to “connect to the world” if fonts are not what many use already. And not to mention they are not easy on the eyes.
- Deploying these operating systems are complex. Only because there are so many checkboxes in the initial GUI install! Linux based systems are very deep and detailed, so if you check one box, ensure you check on the “detail-button” to ensure that you got the right app, service/daemon, etc. 99 times out of 100, even if you don’t click, or you click on box, it will instal it anyways, going against what you consented into the install.
- In short “minimalism” doesn’t work for The Real World outside of the sheltered world of coding. If you don’t understand, please stay in your world, and AVOID BEING AROUND WOMEN AND CHILDREN as you probably don’t understand “NO MEANS NO” and “STOP MEANS STOP” because you seem to rape and molest machines and users indirectly!
Lastly the core security firewall on most Linux installs is SE Linux. If anyone who has been creeped out after the Snowden leaks of 2013, it’s rather ironic that same unsaid agency known as the No Such Agency, had developed SE Linux, known formally as Security Enforced Linux. Because of this, I disable SE Linux and ignore all the support because it would be an oxymoron to be using a firewall that the U.S. Government designed, because it could have indirect access. (Can we just be fair and call stuff out the way one can see it?)
Which leads me to the last thing “Open source means peer-reviewed inspection of the code”. Suuureee. And how has “group-think” lead us as a whole? To have religious wars! Peer-review is just another way to agree to agree for the sake of agreement and that’s putting our tech at risk. Not to mention that open source software means other types of creeps looking in and making a big deal out of “insecurity” or “flaws” because the Linux culture enables those goddamned “tinkerers” to be looking at things they shouldn’t be looking at, and with most creepy guys they like to explicitly tell you all your flaws, and they also do that to code and computers. And thats what I think of “info security” types. They look at code that they shouldn’t be looking at, then make big pow wow of “Your code is WRONG” and put the world at a greater risk because someone has a prejudice against “bad code”.
Well I know two retailers in the US that use Linux at the front end, Lowes and I think Zumiez. I guess whatever works for them is fine, but it’s pretty handicapped than say a Microsoft or even an Apple solution.