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Meditation & challenge for Puppy 5.3
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 11:22    Post_subject:  Meditation & challenge for Puppy 5.3  

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/11/02/22/0244242/German-Foreign-Office-Going-Back-To-Windows?from=rss

Well, if they are many good things coming from Linux developments, my personal experience definitely backs up this decision.

Irrespective of softwares availability & quality, I would point for Puppy:

* No KISS install for latest/up to date versions for instance Google Chrome 11 (If it is not in the repository....)
* Difficulty to install common codecs, e.g. M4B, WMA Lossless, etc.
* Install bugs, for instance OpenShot or Google Earth have never functioned.
* For unsupported hardware, no clear cut solution, for instance support of my volume wheel on my keyboard, I/O with my smartphone

Hope you take this as a challenge and not a jugdment of your commited work.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 16:20    Post_subject:  

This German case could be more about politics than about software.

The foreign office is now in the hands of conservatives and they so far failed to prove that using Linux is more expensive than running Windows.

Or , as one commenter put it bluntly:

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Worth to note which party is responsible (Score:5, Informative)
by fadir (522518) on Tuesday February 22, @03:44AM (#35276778)
The foreign office is run by Guido Westerwelle, leader of the FDP (so called "liberals") who are pretty known for having close ties to companies and the industry in general. To be more blunt: pay them enough money and they do what you want them to do. Just recently they halved the taxes on hotel bills - after receiving a noticeable amount of money from a company running lots of hotels (Mövenpick) for their election campaign a few months prior.

So it's safe to assume that some coffers with money changed owners in return for this step. They are corrupt (pretty much everyone knows this) and they use it where ever they can. So far they (mostly) managed to stay within the legal limits (which is not too hard considering that there are very few restrictions for politicians in Germany, so basically once elected you can do pretty much anything you like without too much fear of of any serious consequences).

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 23:40    Post_subject:  

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* Install bugs, for instance OpenShot or Google Earth have never functioned.


I have used both of those in Lucid 5.2 and Lucid 5.1.1.

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Hope you take this as a challenge and not a jugdment of your commited work.


A good experience for the user is a main goal, but gee whiz, compare the difference in resources. I personally doubt that Linux is a product for the mass market. People who enjoy computing are the ones who enjoy Linux. My wife "uses" a computer, and very well too, but she doesn't enjoy computing and has never been much interested in Linux, except that I enjoy it of course Wink

I think of it as similar to the fact that sports cars are for people who enjoy driving.

The Germans weren't using Lucid Puppy were they? Wink

We will keep trying to make the best Puppy we can for the people who enjoy using Puppy, but IMHO, those are always going to be hands-on computer users. But on the other hand, those people can make a direct contribution to Puppy, as you have done, that they could not make to MS.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb 2011, 00:38    Post_subject: Re: Meditation & challenge for Puppy 5.3  

live wrote:
* Difficulty to install common codecs, e.g. M4B, WMA Lossless, etc.
* Install bugs, for instance OpenShot or Google Earth have never functioned.


You can install anything you want with .deb packages. It's easy to do a Google search and find the ones you need if they're not already in the Puppy repositories.

While it's true that previous .pets of OpenShot were buggy/broken, I can attest that the one currently available works.
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