wolfden wrote:I'm not anti google but you see from reading about this that many are. This has always been a known fact.
I'm just against software like this and beagle, it's useless. Linux has wonderful search tools already. Why does in another program that sits there eating cpu and ram constantly? It will be great for those that don't know how to use the built in search tools that is for sure. I can say one thing tho, in irc you are not going to find helpers saying, ok now use google desktop to find...............
It's not for me, but at least it won't be so integrated like beagle is.
I like code that I can look at, change, add to my programs then sell my programs or whatever. Having that pile of free code is what defines this community. Closed source doesn't add to it.
It competes for users who would otherwise be adding code/money/numbers to the community
Yeah or like OSX. That's the problem with BSD. You have to forbid selfishness or get taken over by it. MS or anyone is quite free to use GPL stuff if they abide by the rules.mbuel wrote:Can you understand why a company like Nvidia (or even google) doesn't want to release _everything_ open source? Imagine if Microsoft got a hold of their search code, and implemented it into their stack. They already did so with the BSD TCP/IP driver, that is STILL in windows to this day.
Some markets are highly competitive, and the competition is absolutely cut throat. If you give the user an inch, your competitor will take a mile.
Well I used it in XP. If it's a good product, yeah. Very many of us in linux aren't afraid of code.mbuel wrote:You really think someone who uses google desktop is going to be coding?
I meant I don't see them giving anything to beagle if they don't use it b/c they're on google desktop. In that sense they compete.mbuel wrote:And google desktop is free, the user could still donate time and numbers to the "sabayon" community as a whole, even if they choose to use closed source search software.
No-one's stopping you from using it & I'd agree no-one should. I'm just complaining that it's not what I would have wanted.mbuel wrote:Can one really complain about additional choice? Isn't that supposed to be one of the driving mantras behind GNU/Linux? Giving the user choice?
mbuel wrote:Google, only uses the data to send you personal ads, the same as gmail.
The simple "No,Google, don't offer me you great ads, please" button is not an option....
Bill Gates has unveiled Microsoft’s unlikely secret weapon in China, a territory he is adamant will turn out to be the software giant's largest market: piracy.
"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not," the Microsoft co-founder and chairman told Fortune magazine.
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