When younger I only used GNU/Linux. No proprietary software. When everybody was Flash and Java applets, I used none of it. Openly mocked MS, etc.
Now older, I have no religion. Game on Xbox, mobile on iOS, work on Linux & BSD.
Funny how times change.
LibrePlanet 2010. At Harvard I got to exchange a few words with my long time idol Stallman.
Again funny how times change.
@sillystring never stop making fun of java. Those people haven't gotten the point
LOL yea. Java is one of the worst religions.
@sillystring have you given up your freedom over convenience?
@nebula1000 I don't think so.
@sillystring Is it because you’ve changed, or because proprietary software has locked down the market more, setting themselves up as gatekeepers for anything you want to do?
I mean 20 years ago, games were so terrible you could just go without, but modern games are so sexy and attractive it’s a harder to resist, especially when everyone else is sucked in. And devs are more hostile to open source than ever.
I don't have a solid intellectual underpinning for no longer only using f/oss in my personal life. The arguments have been so well tread I don't even have the motivation to review them.
You make a good point about how the market is getting super locked down.
Remember when we could install Linux on the PlayStation? Good times.
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