View Poll Results: Ideology and you ?

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  • I only use open source software!

    8 4.97%
  • I feel strongly about OSS, but willing to compromise

    72 44.72%
  • I support OSS but use a variety of tools

    62 38.51%
  • I don't really care about OSS, just what tool is best

    14 8.70%
  • I hate OSS but am hanging out on an Ubuntu forum anyway

    0 0%
  • Some other view that can't be summed up in a poll

    5 3.11%
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Thread: How ideological are you about Linux?

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  1. #1
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    How ideological are you about Linux?

    When it comes to Linux and Open Source software in general, how ideological are you?

    Feel free to elaborate as much as you feel like, but please refrain from fighting

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Linux is an Operating System, that's it, nothing more, nothing less.
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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Linux is an Operating System, that's it, nothing more, nothing less.
    That's a trite truism which ignores history.
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    That's a trite truism which ignores history.
    Say what now?

    Linux isn't an Operating System.
    Last edited by KiwiNZ; November 15th, 2012 at 03:58 AM.
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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Linux is an Operating System, that's it, nothing more, nothing less.
    Linux is a kernal, Ubuntu is an Operating System.

    http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mag1strate View Post
    Linux is a kernal, Ubuntu is an Operating System.

    http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html

    Linux is a UNIX like computer Operating System

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    I just use the tools that get the job done. Slackware servers, Ubuntu desktops, Windows machines.
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Kernel? Operating system? Something else? I'm not too worried about pinning down a definition of the word "system" that will satisfy everyone: "it" works for me.
    Forum DOs and DON'Ts
    Never assume that information you find using a search engine is up-to-date.

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwinz View Post
    linux is an operating system, that's it, nothing more, nothing less.
    +1
    Want an alternative to 99% of Windows applications?
    http://www.osalt.com/

    "Dude, real programmers compile" - Plato 428BC

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    Re: How ideological are you about Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Linux is an Operating System, that's it, nothing more, nothing less.
    +1
    For the time being, after my open source OS is loaded, to have a utilised desktop environment I need proprietary nVidia driver,

    to upload photos I need Adobe flash player,

    to play some media I need restricted plugins,

    and I'm using Google Chrome [because it's getting updated a lot quicker than Chromium and with mobile broadband it doesn't seem the best idea to compile directly from source] and some non-free extensions to get my daily tasks done

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