Ciro Santilli
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It ain't perfect, but it's decent enough.
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From a technical point of view, it can do anything that Microsoft Windows can. Except being forcefully installed on every non-Mac 2019 computer you can buy.
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Ciro's conversion to Linux happened around 2012, and was a central part of his open source Enlightenment, since it fundamentally enables the discovery and contribution to open source software. Because what awesome open source person would waste time porting their amazing projects to closed source OSes?
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Ciro's modest nature can be seen as he likes to compare this event Buddha's Great Renunciation.
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Linux should track glibc and POSIX CLI utilities in-tree like FreeBSD, otherwise people have no way to get the thing running in the first place without blobs or large out-of-tree scripts! Another enlightened soul who agrees.
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Particularly interesting in the history of Linux is how it won out over the open competitors that were comming up in the time: MINIX (see the chat) and BSD Operating System that got legally bogged down at the critical growth moment.
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Video 143. Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs by Epic Rap Battles of History (2012) Source. Just stop whatever you are doing, and watch this right now. "I'm on Linux, bitch, I thought you GNU".
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