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Re: MOO vs. LPMUD, Pueblo, etc
>>>>> "Mark" == Mark R Bowyer <email@example.com> writes:
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>> From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jun 14 15:52:07 1996 Actually, the
>> mass market doesn't even have the patience to figure out DOS,
>> so what's the difference? They still call in geeks like us
>> when the want to set up a machine or learn how to do something.
>> Either that or they just take the machine the way the dealer
>> sold it to them and ask the dealer when they have a problem --
>> the blind leading the blind. I see no reason why this gives
>> Microsoft any advantage over Linux. The real truth is that the
>> mass market still doesn't know about Linux, but I suspect that
>> they will before too much longer. Remember, the internet was
>> for geeks, even after Mosiac, until Netscape came along. Geeks
>> like us were busy using ftp and archie and telnet on dumb
>> VT-100 terminals long before any GUI stuff was around. The
>> right packaging will make Linux attractive to the masses too: a
>> good start is to have dealers that will sell you a Linux box
>> set up and ready to go on the net, and those same dealers
>> willing to hand hold just like they do new DOS/W95 users today.
Mark> My Dad wouldn't install Linux, even on a spare partition,
Mark> coz he didn't want to bother learning it. And he programs
Mark> in APL and started in computers when they were still
Mark> punching paper tape....
So did I. I programmed my first computer, an IBM 1401, in 1967. I
was punching paper tape up until 1975, and cards up until 1981. If I
could learn it, he could too!
>> Sorry for the comeback, but I see the MOO as a valuable tool
>> on the net, not just a toy or a game. I see Linux as the ideal
>> way for a small corporation to put a moo up on the net, along
>> with a web server, ftp server, etc.
Mark> SHHHHHHHHH!! How am I supposed to convince people to buy
Mark> and use Solaris on SPARC/Intel/PPC and Netscape servers if
Mark> you guys are going to shout about Freeware like Linux,
Mark> Apache, INN, etc on a public forum like this?????
Sell your customer support service!
Mark> It's Anti-American not to make a profit, remember!
I make my profit selling my consulting services.
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