Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Chris Cannam
On 29 August 2012 23:26, Richard Bown richard.b...@ferventsoftware.com wrote: It's a fucking operating system. Get over it. There's just no poetry in you. Chris -- Live Security Virtual Conference Exclusive live

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread david
On 08/29/2012 09:13 PM, Chris Cannam wrote: On 29 August 2012 23:26, Richard Bownrichard.b...@ferventsoftware.com wrote: It's a fucking operating system. Get over it. There's just no poetry in you. Clearly he needs to read the award-winning book, The Soul of a New Machine. -- David

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:14:30 PM Chris Cannam wrote: I think the root of Michael's problem is that he feels stuck with this one operating system -- whether for financial reasons or because of a gloomy expectation that nothing else is going to work for him either. So he hasn't had the

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Lorenzo Sutton
On 30/08/12 12:24, D. Michael McIntyre wrote: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:14:30 PM Chris Cannam wrote: It's nothing a few million dollars couldn't fix. Maybe I'll win the lottery. In that case do save a few bucks for Rosegarden as well :D

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 08/29/2012 05:14 PM, Chris Cannam wrote: I'm not sure there is such a simple dichotomy, though. It has so much to do with temperament and perspective. Indeed. Rosegarden is a perfect example. If I could go spend, say, $500 once for something that did everything Rosegarden wants to do, and

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 08/29/2012 08:06 PM, jimmy wrote: Rosegarden, Lilypond probably can't be compare to the well polished professional apps out there. The hell of it is that I was at a point a few years ago when I was more than willing to shell out some cash for Finale or Sibelius or something, something

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Jonathan Herz
Thanks Ahmet. This prompts me to write as an appreciative user. It is so much easier to write about what is irritating than what is pleasing, but what is pleasing is worth as much ink. I am solidly on the recipient end of the spectrum. I am a mechanical engineer with as little knowledge of

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread S. Christian Collins
On 08/30/2012 07:27 AM, Richard Bown wrote: On 30 Aug 2012, at 09:13, Chris Cannam can...@all-day-breakfast.com wrote: There's just no poetry in you. Ok, this is your fault. http://masticate.com/2012/08/30/ode-to-a-preemptive-multitasking-kernel/ YES That was awesome. Now we just need a

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread S. Christian Collins
FWIW, I have been using Thunderbird for years as my e-mail client of choice, and it has never let me down. I've got seven e-mail accounts coming into it, using Lightning for my calendar (synced up with multiple Google calendars). I've got tons of stored e-mails all the way back to 1999 and all

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Abrolag
On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:25:36 -0400 John wildber...@cogeco.ca wrote: I wonder how few Linux users are aware of the restrictions imposed on the use of open source soft ware. Legal restrictions as well as moral restrictions. Then there is the ever occurring bragging of the long uptime. If

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Michael N. Moran
On 08/30/2012 11:52 AM, S. Christian Collins wrote: FWIW, I have been using Thunderbird for years as my e-mail client of choice, and it has never let me down. I've got seven e-mail accounts coming into it, using Lightning for my calendar (synced up with multiple Google calendars). I've got

Re: [Rosegarden-user] The future of Linux sure looks bleak...

2012-08-30 Thread Chris Cannam
On 30 August 2012 18:47, jimmy wg20...@yahoo.com wrote: But the ignorant people always think because they pay for something they must have something worth-while, especially the more expensive stuff. But hey, its their money. There's one born every minute. Nope, that's not right. There are