[Balug-talk] Re: Windows to Linux application look-up table
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jun 12 16:15:03 PDT 2003
Quoting David Fetter (david at fetter.org):
> PostgreSQL "equivalent" to Access? What have they been smoking?!?
Indeed. I've just added several entries that _are_ in the same
application category, and suggested to them that they remove MySQL and
PostgreSQL as plainly being nothing at all like MS-Access.
(I also asked that they reverse my addition of Rekall to that category,
which I did a bit too quickly before remembering that they were listing
open-source programs only.)
Overall, I find efforts like CHLUG's a bit questionable, because they
encourage the "build a substitute MS-Windows" mindset. Linux has never
been good at being an imitation MS-Windows; the best imitation of
MS-Windows will always be, obviously, itself. People who think of Linux
in those terms will be slow to appreciate Linux for what it _actually_
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Rick Moen hole with a small e-mail client attached to it."
rick at linuxmafia.com -- Brian Trosko in r.a.sf.w.r-j
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