Minix has been around since the early 1980s, so it is hardly novel anymore. Microkernels are also quite popular, Apple Mac OSX uses one and that is what I am using right now. Slow? Maybe. I never tried to do a proper benchmark, but sometimes it does feel annoyingly sluggish.
Finally I have something useful and old fashioned to do with my Beaglebone Black. Running Linux on it was kinda boring.
You will never watch them again anyway. Most meticulously saved data is never accessed again.
Wow, congratulations on beating the devil, but keep on being vigilant.
Hmm, I think that the patients on which nonsense treatments actually work, likely were misdiagnosed and didn't have cancer in the first place, but were rather ill from something lesser, which was cured by their immune system as normal.
No, the OS is perfectly fine thanks. And don't tell me you don't know about XFCE or LXDE.
Of course they are being paid. OSS maintainers work for IBM, HP, Red Hat, Canonical, Debian, Oracle, Novel... and a few even work for Microsoft.
No, they would still need IT people to purchase the several hundred different types of ink ribbons and fix all the broken and stuck daisy wheels. The good old days weren't.
You are forgetting something. They will save money by NOT buying new computers. In a bureaucracy the size of a city, there are tens of thousands of users that can use thin clients, tens of thousands more that can use thick clients and only a few thousand that need real desktops or laptops.
Worst is, they even believe that they were the first with everything.
Exactly. My wife is an accountant. She has Fedora with KDE on her laptop. It basically just works. She also has a smartphone and a tablet that both run Android. I never need to help her with anything. Her mother is a farmer. She now runs a tablet with Android. Nuff sed.
Yup. Plus the fact that Linux requires much less support.
Language support. MS is American and only do English well. Any other language is a total clusterfsck on Windows.
MS only supports English properly. Europe has dozens of different languages that are all supported very well by Linux. This is a major item for most people.
So, why do you waste money on the phone? Ask your phone company to change it to 'dry DSL'. A line with no dial tone. They will balk, but if you insist, then they will do it.