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Re: GPL traitor !
Re: GPL traitor !
Mon, 04 May 2009 15:45:51 +0200
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Tim Smith <address@hidden> writes:
> In article <address@hidden>,
> chrisv <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Do you really think that "ratios of slowness" need to be calculated?
>> Sheesh, man, you're running off a CD. You can hear it and see the
>> results. You just throw-out the results of the "speed test" because
>> you're running off a freaking CDROM. NO ONE is going to assume or
>> expect that the speed is _at all_ representative of what it's like
>> when it's running off HD.
>> Jeezez. Most people aren't THAT stupid, much less 99% of them.
>> >> I am not exactly unversed with computers (having written my own
>> >> bootstrap loaders and BIOSes and target compilers and whatnot). And
>> >> still I was quite unsure what difference to expect when installing
>> >> Knoppix on hard disk as compared to running from CD.
>> So? Is it not reasonable to assume that a PC operating system would
>> be "reasonably responsive" when installed on a modern PC?
>> >> And yes, the impression "sluggish and basically not useful" can come
>> >> from a live CD.
>> For the exceptionally dull-witted, maybe. Most would recognize that
>> it's a limited trial, amazing in that it works at all!
> I can't hear the CD drive on my PC. My PC is under my desk, and I
> usually have a TV or radio on when I'm doing stuff on the PC.
> Furthermore, the average person only runs kind of thing on a PC directly
> from a CD--the installer program that comes with the Windows programs he
> has purchased. A decently constructed installation CD will mostly just
> be copying stuff off the CD, not seeking a lot, and should be laid out
> so that goes fast. Hence, installation programs won't give the average
> person a good opportunity to notice the CDs are slow at seeking.
> Finally, a decent fraction of consumers will have experience with
> running console games of CDs. They get decent performance there.
> There's simply nothing in their experience to indicate that a live CD
> should be slow, and there are things in their experience to indicate
> that it could be fast.
Linosuck and chrisv's arguments are a prime indicator of "slopware"
thinking. They don't have one iota of a clue for how the average user
thinks or uses a PC.
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Re: GPL traitor !, Erik Funkenbusch, 2009/05/01
Re: GPL traitor !, David Kastrup, 2009/05/01
Re: GPL traitor !, Hadron, 2009/05/04
Re: GPL traitor !, Erik Funkenbusch, 2009/05/05
- Re: GPL traitor !, (continued)
- Re: GPL traitor !, Alfred M. Szmidt, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, JEDIDIAH, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, chrisv, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, Erik Funkenbusch, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, Chris Ahlstrom, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, Tim Smith, 2009/05/01
- Re: GPL traitor !, chrisv, 2009/05/03
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