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dgold
dgold

@mdhughes but you are presuming that other users have the same requirements as you.

To take but one example - almost none of the people I know who use linux use twitter on the desktop. Why would you do that? That's not what a desktop is for. The few that do use it through bitlbee.

A torrent downloader, likewise, is a tool. Mine doesn't even have a UI, it sits on a headless server.

I'm not even getting into your nonsensical comments about LibreOffice. Don't like it? Don't fecking use it.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold They don't use desktop apps because the few desktop apps they have are awful. It's a cycle of misery, but it can be broken by learning to make nice apps.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold As for LibreOffice, people do need to read and write documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, for business or home, and LibreOffice is not a good solution.

dgold
dgold

@mdhughes yes, it is a good solution:

  • It is affordable for people living in disadvantage.
  • It doesn't require an internet to use it.
  • It provides a feature-set complete enough that people can run businesses on it.
  • It does all this with a fraction of the developer spend and reach of Microsoft and other tech-privileged companies.

Again, just because you don't like the look of something, you don't get to determine that "Its shit" for everyone.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold Nobody running Linux is "in disadvantage", it's all rich white nerds who choose to live as hippies. Actual poor people, the 6 billion not in 1st world countries, just pirate Windows and Microsoft Office, and have a better office suite.

dgold
dgold

@mdhughes oh, seriously, get in the ocean.

Sincerely.

I honestly thought you were interested in having a polite discussion, instead you just continually fling shit at the bars of the cage of ignorance and privilege you've erected around yourself.

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mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold You have not exactly been civil, and you're the one that's aggressive about Linux only being used your bug-eating way, not made useful to real people.

dgold
dgold

@mdhughes Civil? When have I been uncivil?

Oh, is this the new Civil 2.0 nonsense which means "Accept that I am correct and offer no countervailing opinion while I continue to insult and belittle other people ad nauseum"?

dgold
dgold

@mdhughes

In the last few responses and posts you have:

  • Called all Linux users "Rich white nerds"
  • Stated there are no "poor people" in the 1st World
  • Conversely, stated that the entire population of the non-1st world are poor people
  • Stated that everyone not in the 1st World pirates software
  • Called Linus Torvalds "an incompetent bozo" apropos of nothing at all.
  • Described all Linux devs as people who "suck goat anuses"
  • Described me as having a "horrific anti-user attitude" based on a deliberate misinterpretation of a comment, used (of course) out of context.

I'd say "Check your privilege" but I'd be afraid of triggering you.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold Have you ever read anything Linus writes? But my comment about him is very clearly about his kernel design choices. Are you asserting you or any Linux nerd you've ever met is not a rich white nerd? Because I can show you Linux meetup photos.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold If you're not interested in the stated problem of the thread "Where are the non-Apple front-end devs?", there's no reason to argue indignantly and off-topic. Linux is not a messianic religion YOU are called on to protect from infidels, it's a mediocre OS from Finland.