• Re: New BBS and Doors

    From Knightbbs@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Vk3jed on Mon Apr 12 12:46:22 2021
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    Re: Re: New BBS and Doors
    By: Vk3jed to Knight on Wed Apr 27 2016 08:48 am

    managers and custom setups. It was the thing to do. And then
    eventually I got tired of all the customizing.

    I agree with you there. A lot of attention has gone to the graphical side of the Linux desktop distributions. The multitude of "spins" on an arch, debian or Redhat base system have taken away a lot of attention to what realy matters: Good applications. There is a movement that says "Stop making distro's and start making apps" and I totally agree with them.

    I'm a cross platform geek that jumps from Windows to the Mac and Linux and looks for ways to let technology work for me. Been doing a podcast about that for a couple of years now. So i can say that each has its own charm and power. There is still a way to go for the hardware support in Linux and we need more apps, Windows needs a smidge more customisation (although it is making strides) and Apple should either stop making OSX (and desktops/laptops) alltogether and focus on the Mobile market OR give the desktop the attention it deserves. In the last couple of years I've seen a couple of major shifts.

    Linux : Too much attention to various distro's (including a lot of infighting about what graphical user interface is the best. Good applications (like for example Thunderbird and Firefox) are underdeveloped.

    Windows : Windows is taking big strides to be 'everywhere' Windows 10 is not perfect but Redmond makes big inroads for Linux developers with WSL and deployng Windows apps on Linux.

    Mac : Ios is becoming an platform all on its own and Cupertino definately has plans to have the iPad become a full fledged computer for many of us. When they crack decent screen mirroring there will be very little left to do befor an iPad becomes a full laptop replacement.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Knightbbs on Wed Apr 14 18:11:00 2021
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    Re: Re: New BBS and Doors
    By: Vk3jed to Knight on Wed Apr 27 2016 08:48 am

    managers and custom setups. It was the thing to do. And then
    eventually I got tired of all the customizing.

    Looks like you replied to the wrong message, I didn't say the bit you quoted, but I'll bite. :)

    I agree with you there. A lot of attention has gone to the graphical
    side of the Linux desktop distributions. The multitude of "spins" on an arch, debian or Redhat base system have taken away a lot of attention
    to what realy matters: Good applications. There is a movement that
    says "Stop making distro's and start making apps" and I totally agree
    with them.

    Yeah, I don't really care about a desktop environment, beyonmd being able to use it and do common operations - copy/paste, etc. Apps are always good to have. I do tend to run a lot of command line stuff on Linux, and whip up the occasional script. :)

    I'm a cross platform geek that jumps from Windows to the Mac and Linux
    and looks for ways to let technology work for me. Been doing a podcast

    I like to run cross platform as well - horses for courses. No Mac here, unfortunately, but a healthy mix of Linux and Windows runs here. :)

    about that for a couple of years now. So i can say that each has its
    own charm and power. There is still a way to go for the hardware

    Yep, each platform has its strengths.


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  • From Knightbbs@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Vk3jed on Thu Apr 15 13:02:55 2021
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    Re: Re: New BBS and Doors
    By: Vk3jed to Knightbbs on Wed Apr 14 2021 06:11 pm

    Looks like you replied to the wrong message, I didn't say the bit you quoted, but I'll bite. :)

    Ha :) Now there is a nice way to start a conversation :) Helleuw !

    I like to run cross platform as well - horses for courses. No Mac here, unfortunately, but a healthy mix of Linux and Windows runs here. :)

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Knightbbs on Fri Apr 16 19:35:00 2021
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    On 04-15-21 13:02, Knightbbs wrote to Vk3jed <=-

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    Re: Re: New BBS and Doors
    By: Vk3jed to Knightbbs on Wed Apr 14 2021 06:11 pm

    Looks like you replied to the wrong message, I didn't say the bit you quoted, but I'll bite. :)

    Ha :) Now there is a nice way to start a conversation :) Helleuw !

    Haha. ;)


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  • From Knightbbs@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Vk3jed on Sun Apr 18 02:35:31 2021
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    Re: Re: New BBS and Doors
    By: Vk3jed to Knightbbs on Fri Apr 16 2021 07:35 pm

    Ha :) Now there is a nice way to start a conversation :) Helleuw !

    Haha. ;)

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