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@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.

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@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.

@freakazoid @aral

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@jeffalyanak @aral But you have to realize people are comparing to:

1. Buy computer.
2. Use computer.

Puri.sm have the right idea.

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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.

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Morrowind completed. Time to cross that one off of the list.

Extremely good game, recommended.
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Seattle LGBT Safety PSA, potential violence Show more

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We needed an anti-war movement yesterday. But now is the time to fight for Venezuela.

These are just a few pictures from San Diego today. You've probably seen more around the world in the news, and also in Venezuela as things heat up. Don't be silent. Speak up.

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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.

Me: Really?

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.

2017.ind.ie/archive/summit/vid

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People do not “just install Linux” not because they’re too dumb or because they don’t care about their freedom or privacy but because they have brain surgery to perform in the morning and they have three kids. When people get a car, they expect to drive it, not to have to replace the engine.

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Hate crimes in my neighborhood Show more

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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

soze44.noblogs.org/post/2019/0

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An important reminder from the Anarchist Federation (@AnarchistFed@twitter.com):

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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.

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"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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