[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Sep 21 22:16:39 UTC 2007

lionel dybowski wrote:
> yep. And without fear. We are not talking about sensitive data here, 
> just about some form of media center. What we want (I mean by "we" 
> common people like me who are not fully computer litterate) is something 
> easy to setup, maintain and administer. Like many of us, we are sick of 
> licences on software (and sick of licences generally). We want to 
> promote linux, and I still will. It is a political matter. But 
> unfortunattely, despite the efforts of knoppix, ubuntu and others, Linux 
> remains for the computer litterate (unless you are just doing word 
> processing mail and web browsing)....I do not like command line and I am 
> proud about it!
> Not trying to kill the effort, I am on your side! but linux devellopers 
> have to push further towards common people like me who want to do a 
> little more with their boxes, like build a media center... without 
> having to learn the ins and outs of a computer.. winXXX strengh has been 
> to bring computers to people like me, and this why more than 90% of 
> computers are winxxx based. However, these guys are now making too much 
> money on our back, so we need a serious competitor!

If the strength of Windows was based solely on "bringing computers to
people... without (them) having to learn the ins and outs of computers",
then Apple would rule the computer world.

So methinks there is a little more going on (like unfair marketing,
non-competitive techniques bordering on (if not actually) illegal,
strong-arming manufacturers, bribing purchasing decision makers...


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