Time is up for #introduction
I'm on Mastodon cause I'm fond of open source and #decentralization as they are idealistic ideas that truly work.
I wish to overcome this awkward “No, I personally don't know anybody else who is using Fediverse” problem, so I'm considering to organise a #Fediverse #meetup in the #Bratislava #Slovakia where I live.
Hi fellow #mastonauts,
I am lost in the world (like you).
We know good things to do. We just don't know the best one. The human civilization is too complex to make this kind of prediction. So let's look hard and think, then try, then rethink, then correct our approach.
I am here to join fights and find those that can be won, build bridges and find those that can get stronger.
I am not new to the platform but am to this instance.
I set up an anonymous account on #gab to see its contents with my own eyes. Well, it's not pretty and I don't recommend doing the same out of curiosity, it's not good use of your time. Some bridges shouldn't be built for everyone to cross.
"Microsoft is one of the biggest contributors to open source project on GitHub (platform now owned by Microsoft). But if you look at their projects, you’ll notice that almost all of the Microsoft’s open source products are aimed at programmers and software developers.
This is not love, Microsoft and Linux. This is merely a relationship of convenience."
@lwriemen I agree, however this is sort of egg or chicken situation.
General public, most of companies and government agencies won't consider switching to Linux unless it supports MS Office, Photoshop, SAP and others.
However, none of the big players will support Linux unless its user base is big enough.
As most people hate changes, switching form Windows and at the same time from MS Office is too much of a challenge for them.
I see MS Office for Linux as the only way out of vicious circle.
State’s IT policies should require from all software to be multi-platform, as the best defense against the vendor lock-in.
This would also turn gradual change for #FLOSS much more feasible, less cumbersome and easier to manage.
MS Office is the prime example of this problem. If we could deal with this, rest would be much easier.
In fact there is petition calling for Microsoft Office for Linux,
sadly it did not get momentum so far. Maybe fediverse can change it.
GNU/Linux has small chance to ever get mainstream, unless the biggest propitiatory software can be used on it easily.
To make #Linux more competitive we should either sign #petition to #Microsoft supporting #MicrosoftOffice for #Linux
or mail #antitrust offices en mass https://www.justice.gov/atr/report-violations
https://ec.europa.eu/competition/contacts/electronic_documents_en.html, arguing that MS Office has no support for Linux as tool of unfair competition – making switching to Linux harder.
If there was MS office for Linux would be Linux used more?
Music (YT Link)
@pv this sort of medieval-synthesizer style music is amazing. No need to help you, just keep listening. 😉
Maybe, try it through this open source YT front-end for much more minimalistic and more Google-free experience
A real life Bobby tables! Someone registered a custom car license plate "NULL" and got assigned every speeding ticket where the image processing system was unable to determine a plate number.
Well judging just from Star Wars New Hope and two pilots and the first episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, I would say that I prefer Star Trek.
Also it is interesting that I have seen one whole Stars Wars movie but the feeling I had was like after seeing a quarter of an 45 min episode and even that not from the start or to end.
While with Star Trek I have only now realized that I had seen only three episode but I felt like I have seen at least half of the first season.
ideas, questions and tips
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