Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Keeping Fleabyte on Linux
--- Henry K van Eyken <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matt, an emailed response to your private address
> got returned twice.
> So, I'll give it here, below your message.
> My Linux experiences make me wonder whether the
> advocates for Linux on
> the desktop are not overstating things a little. (01)
Of course they are. And they aren't. (02)
The problem with all extremists is that they don't
understand that one size does not now, nor has it ever
fit all. (03)
Extremists have their dogma. The care and feeding of a
dogma requires that we start with a conclusion. The
Linux conclusion is that Linux is good for everything.
All evidence supporting that conclusion is accepted.
All evidence in opposition to the conclusion is
Now, I am a fan of Linux and open source in general.
But it is the process that is much more important than
the product. I love Linux because I already know and
like Unix. But I don't see Linux through a parent's
I have been accused of arguing both sides of this
issue. I use Linux but I argue that the M$ suite is
better for most companies/users/situations. And I
started this email with an answer of both "yes" and
"no". Here are a couple of articles I find
This link was sent to me by my brother. The article is
from ComputerWorld on Oct 4. The title is "Merrill
Lynch reverses course and empbraces Linux". This
article is shown as evidence that Linux is making
headway on the desktop.
This article is from ComputerWorld on Oct 16. It is
titled Merrill embraces NT for branch office
automation project. Merrill has decided to roll out
25,000 M$ desktops.
Yes and no. (09)
p.s. Good luck, Henry. (011)
> Matthew Schneider wrote:
> >Could you tell me a bit more about what you're
> doing? Are you using
> >Mozilla/composer to edit Fleabyte? I am able to
> copy and paste BOTH ways:
> >Kate <==> MComposer. Using Suse/KDE, MComposer
> >To: email@example.com
> >From: Henry K van Eyken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 12:35:19 -0400
> >Message-id: <3DB03847.email@example.com>
> >With Linux (RedHat/KDE), I can copy-paste from
> Mozilla 1.0 to the Kate
> >editor, but not the other way around. (01)
> >Would very much appreciate a clue as to how to go
> about overcoming this
> >problem. Any hint where the solution may be found?
> >Henry (03)
> Previously I used Netscape 4.7 's Composer and
> TextPad for doing the
> Fleabyte web pages. I would do writing and editing
> of stories with
> TextPad. One of TextPad's outstanding features is
> that you can do the
> window do the linewrapping. So you can copy/paste
> text to Composer
> without concern for embedded line returns.
> Markup was mostly done by Composer's HTML with some
> minimal touches done
> directly on HTML's source text, which was also
> rendered by TextPad.
> This mode of operation is reasonably efficient.
> Going to Linux presented a problem, but the closest
> I could come (to my
> knowledge!) is Mozilla's Composer with Kate.
> Mozilla's Composer
> (presumably) provides wellformed markup code. Kate
> does not (to my
> knowledge) have that nice line-return-free wrapping,
> so this is
> something I will have to live with, I guess. But
> absolutely stymying is
> the fact that I can't copy/paste from Kate directly
> to Mozilla's Composer.
> With a publication produced within mostly an
> open-source community, I
> have pangs of guilt going back to Windows without
> first putting up a
> good fight. However, I am not a religious fanatic on
> this score so what
> needs to be done needs to be done ...
> Thanks for taking an interest in this. Appreciate.
> P.S. noticed your paragraph identifications in your
> e-mail. Neat!
> P.P.S. Matt: Yesterday, I emailed this reply
> privately to the email
> address you gave, but it got returned as
> undeliverable. H.
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