If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
I think Linux is a great thing, in the big picture. It's a great hacker's tool, and it has a lot of potential to become something more.
Nothing stands still. The real question is can you change it?
My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
I eat and drink at my desk, but I'm a tidy eater.
Linux is only free if your time has no value.
See, unlike most hackers, I get little joy out of figuring out how to install the latest toy.
I use a really simple calendar program on my computer.
Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.
Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.
Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!
You can always affect things - so can you change it in a way that will make you as happy with it in the future as you were in the past? Maybe it won't be the same, but it might be something else you also like.
Because, you see, what I want to do is to commoditize the OS. I want to have access to all the applications that I need to do the things that I need to do, regardless.
Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application, just because something as trivial as the operating system changed out from under them?
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