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Reopening iFolder

Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:02 UTC (Thu) by sitaram (guest, #5959)
In reply to: Reopening iFolder by ivazquez
Parent article: Reopening iFolder

I hate to make this a "yes. No. yes too..." kind of discussion, but I will not use Mono, and will not allow any mono libs on any system that I am responsible for. I will not use Ubuntu or indeed most Gnome-based distros; sticking to the KDE types instead.

I have been told that this is FUD; I smile and reply that if so, there is a certain poetic justice in it :-)

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Reopening iFolder

Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:15 UTC (Thu) by ivazquez (guest, #50782) [Link]

You don't really think you're safe, do you?

Reopening iFolder

Posted Apr 30, 2009 21:30 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Who uses synapse?

Reopening iFolder

Posted Apr 30, 2009 23:12 UTC (Thu) by ivazquez (guest, #50782) [Link]

Sometimes "who uses it?" is a less important question than "does it exist?". I'm fairly sure that KDE will be used by an increasing number of Windows expatriates that know C#.

Reopening iFolder

Posted May 1, 2009 4:38 UTC (Fri) by sitaram (guest, #5959) [Link]

...and if and when that happens, I will move to something else.

Right now, a default install (important to me since I maintain a handful of machines for friends, relations, etc) of most KDE-based distros does not include mono. With Gnome I have to go in and manually remove stuff, which is a pain.

There'll always be choice. Even if there is some application for which the only available/usable program is in Mono, the ultimate choice is with me, whether I use it or do without.

As for safety (your earlier comment), I don't know what you mean. Do you mean safety in a legal sense of some kind? I live in a country where most software (outside corporate use) is illegal. I could pirate anything I want and blog about it and nothing would happen.

My attitude is not prompted by worries of any kind. This is purely principle. Hence my statement about the final choice being mine: use it or do without.

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