@michelamarie @aral @jeffalyanak @qwazix The experience on Linux is not great if one needs an application that doesn't have a decent open source version or isn't packaged for their distro. AppImages are pretty Mac-like, but that's one of dozens of ways packages are distributed on Linux, versus a couple each on Windows and Mac.
I think there's no question Jobs was fulfilling a market desire. But I don't think his approach to ease-of-use was the only one possible, and I think it was on net harmful.
@jeffalyanak Jeff, I suspect you call the work a new Linux install entails "negligible" because you've done it often enough it honestly seems easy.
Most of the people you want to persuade to switch have literally never installed an operating system before. They don't know what they're doing, and they aren't going to learn because they're already burned out from everything else they're stuck doing.
They aren't going to become sysadmins just to have a working computer.
Last 24 hours visible satellite loop for Asia and Oceania from the Himiwari 8 satellite.
Severe Subtropical Storm Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma is seen in the South Coral Sea, south of New Calidonia.
Super Typhoon Wutip Oma's Tropical Cyclone Twin that formed roughly the same area north of the Equator can be also seen in the North West Pacific.
Seattle LGBT Safety PSA, potential violence
Hey #Seattle LGBT peeps! From https://twitter.com/hologramvin/status/1099465534255521792?s=20:
"@hologramvin: hey LGBTQ+ seattle people, Patriot Prayer (the portland hate group behind most of the recent oregon attacks) is visiting seattle today with the intention to crawl the UDistrict. try not to be alone, especially after dark, or bring self defense equipment"
Stay safe out there <3
asking for $ help
Hey y'all, I'm starting training for a new job this coming Monday, but I'm not going to be getting paid before rent and bills all come due and I was hoping if anybody's got anything they're able to spare, they could send it my way.
I'm also going to need to come up with almost $100 to cover getting licensed for work and to pay for the uniform (robbery if you ask me) on top of everything else, and I'm starting to get a little worried about all this.
Boosts are appreciated a whole lot also <3
The FOSS world must understand “just install Linux” won’t cut it. We must make “the whole widget” as Jobs would say.
But don’t listen to me, let Stallman make the case:
Richard: I’ve never installed the GNU plus Linux system on a computer myself.
Richard: I always found someone who knew how to do that. Got someone to do it for me.
Me: So it was so difficult that you have not installed…
Richard: No, it's just that I was so busy, I didn’t wanna learn how.
Hate crimes in my neighborhood
And I don't know whether to feel good that my community shows up to color over fascism with sidewalk chalk or just disgusted that there are National Front symbols there to be covered over in the first place.
National Front! I have the same temptation as everyone to go "what decade is this?!" but that's because I grew up learning the lie that social progress is inevitable and we can take for granted the victories of the past.
I don't any more.
Hate crimes in my neighborhood
Swastikas were graffitied and a car was torched next to the mosque (which is so near to my house I saw the scorch marks almost as soon as the dog and I went on our walk a couple mornings ago).
But also. People drew over the swastikas (https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/racist-graffiti-levenshulme-community-chalk-15870807) and there's going to be a demo on the village green today (sadly run by the SWP but we can't have everything).
We all stay!
On March 2nd, a demonstration for the preservation of several self–organized projects will take place in various districts of #Berlin. Liebig34, Potse/Drugstore, G17a, Meuterei and Syndikat are currently threatened by evictions. These projects have been a significant part of Berlin culture, most of them for decades. We take a stand against their impending evictions!
Call to action for #Neukölln
anarchist arrested, tortured
Moscow Anarchist Azat Miftakhov: Arrested, Tortured and Missing
Asking anarcho-communists "you're leftists so you support [party self-labeling as 'left'] right?" is so history-less.
Yes, in conflict anarchists tend to cooperate with any less imminent authoritarian threat,
but does not mean we support parliamentary shenanigans.
We choose whom we cooperate with, when and why on individual basis.
Even cooperate with authoritarian "communists" (albeit an oxymoron) sometimes because some see a greater strategic threat elsewhere, but know as they cooperate with Trotskyites it means expecting a dagger in the back, as with Stalinists means ice-pick in your neck and we joke about it until those that fight FOR power instead of against sense it graspable.
That's when anarchists know treachery becomes party dogma, or should've in the past, when "allies" came at us red not of commune but of us slaughtered at the front with stabs in the backs.
"Why do anarchists hate voting?", some ask.
They must have had teachers intent on teaching opposite of truth.
Anarchists want you to, in a form or other, vote on everything in your life, always, by vote or act, just... not only every 3/4/5 years and then be violently blocked from ruling your own life, unless they happened to be one of the few already empowered enough to be able to run for mandates that wasn't for them to take nor for any other of the parliamentarism voters to give away, just existed because some dead white dudes said long ago it's the only way to self-govern, while part of the ruling-class.
Or, you know, you COULD have representatives too in some forms of anarchism, but only if their representation was immediately revocable, as otherwise it's not representative at all, just as "representative democracy" is not representative but is directly anti-democratic.
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