Re: Poor people's OS?
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_verizon.net)
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 01:20:08 GMT
> You are correct sir. The OP statement was Linux as the poor people's OS.
> I had thought about the worldly description of poor, no healthcare, no water,
> bare substanence, etc. but I chose say simply "if they use a PC at all".
> But IMO Linux is a worldwide project to create an open OS that enables
> vendors and software writers.
Well, yes. As an Os rather than as a kernel, it's a logical outgrowth of
Richard Stallman's and the Free Software Foundation's work to produce
publicly available operating systems.
The *result* is a serious cracking of the stranglehold Windows was
getting on the world's OS's, and a lot of really good tools being
written the same open way.