Re: Re[2]: Anarcho Capitalism

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 11:52:10 +0400 (MSD)

This is what happens one one tries to reply to a post with >80 chars/line.

Erik Moeller writes:
> >Can we take it as a given, now, that Mr. Hollick doesn't believe in
> >the existence of Linux?
Linux is fringe.

Uh? Hardly. I know a lot of people who use it, almost the whole of the
academia, occasional patches in business (see Sixt, many web servers),
and the majority of hackers.

The user statistics about Linux (like the ones recently published by
Wired) seem ridiculously high to me.

Too high, yes. But distincly less than one order of magnitude incorrect.

Usually, they are simply measured by the sales. But of the hundreds of
thousands who buy Redhat, how many stay with it? I had installed Linux

I have no data for this. I for one, have not bought my current
installation but installed it off a local ftp redhat mirror. Those
distributions I buy I lent so several people.

but had to drop it for lack of usable software (mainly OCR) and usable Plug & Play support. I suppose many who bought it didn't even manage to install it.

PlugNPray is supported, albeit you have to configure it manually. I
for one tend to configure the PnP devices with Win95.

> Regards,
> Erik Moeller