Are you people kidding me?
I started this thread to help people copy their dvd's in Linux. However it's deterioriated into a thread about Linux vs Windows, like every other time either is mentioned.
I'll tell you something, so you don't think I'm just some schmuck kid all caught up in the "alternative" nonesense or geewhiz factor of anything not Microsoft.
Let me begin by prefacing that I agree with you folks about Operating SYstem utopia; there is none, but please refrain from any future attempts to put words in my mouth...if you din't like alternatives to Windows than terrific, you stick with what you've got. If you want to copy/rip/burn dvds in Linux than I can help.
Yeah, I made a comment about people being savy enough to ditch Windows -- I stand by it. People that continue to use WIndows do so for whatever reason -- but know this - I supported that rag-bag of band-aids for 7 years -- I think I know a little about what I'm saying -- and to the poster that says he has to "put food on the table" terific...keep on keeping on -- do you feel the need to justify your wearing of a Hawaiian shirt if someone remarks that they don't like it?? Are you really that insecure?
Psychologically speaking - to defend something known to be sub-standard requires a level of agreement to someone's original statement. For example - If I said "windows sucks for whatever reason" and you got steamed (damned zealots) and argued with me, I already know that you agree at least somewhat with my assertion. WHy the hell else would you argue with it...it's not your creation - it's a tool you use.
The other side of the argument is you become personally offended by said remarks denegrating your choice of "tool" - you feel the need to argue your choice. Fine - do what you do.
WHat makes you think that I care at all what OS you use? You're free to be as sheepish-consumer as you like - woohoo! I'm here to help people accomplish 1 specific task in a specific operating system. Why are you even in this thread if your intention is not to copy dvd's in Linux?
I think you lost it there machiner. While both OS's have there [sic] Pro's and Con's in reality the world of 'All Things Free' and 'Utopian Ideals' is fantasy. I need a roof over my familys head and food in their mouths.
What does that really mean? Care to elaborate about how I've lost it - or how you need a roof and food? Is your statement a lame and empty attempt to assert a position that open-source is not a viable commerce model? If so -- than start a new thread and prepare to learn something -- if no, than you make absolutely no sense. Can we please at least read each other's posts and understand them first before spouting off...I really don't care to contribute to another forum that is louder than insightful or coherent. Really.
Here's another AYFKM post...
Have you found an operating system with such a diverse and stable set of programmes available as Windows? Great! I'm sure we'll be all glad to learn from it.
We'd all love to live in an utopian world where all the most useful applications and utilities run on Linux - being free - but that clearly is not the case.
Get back to me when you feel different.
Yeah -- I have, it's called Debian Linux. You like Windows - great. Stick with Windows. Typical computer users have no business operating an OS that requires any level of thought or acceptance to common ideas and standardizations that are beneficial for the greater computing community. That said - I repeat yeah -- I have. But it's not for you so I won't be getting back to you.
Your second paraagraph is just rediculous.
I won't discuss operating systems in this thread any further - if any would like to have a real and honest debate comparing 2 os's, we'll say Windows (pick your version) and Linux (Debian) than start a thread and bring it on. I promise you - if you're not just some fanboy and actually think for yourself - you will see clearly that a marketing company has no business hawking an operating system.
OK -- Can we please get back to copying movies in Linux?