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Old 07. Dec 2018, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Have seen quite a few posts and reviews extolling the virtues Nitrux recently and the immediate thought that came into my mind was “oh dear”. As soon as I read “innovation” connected with Linux I think “ego” instead and this one takes it to a whole new level. First they reinvent the wheel for a car no one knows how to drive and all of this on a pimped Ubuntu base with a pimped KDE5 desktop.

I’m not denying the concept or the potential benefits from it but Linux enjoys around 0.8% of the desktop user market and just doesn’t need Nitrux adding to it. Microsoft is where the innovation needs to be generated but fat chance of that with so many sheeple paying to use a privacy gobbling insecure system to control their lives.

Nitrux should get together with ReactOS which after more than 20 years of Alpha garbage trying to clone Windows still hasn’t managed to produce a working system.

So much time, so much talent and so much money wasted on niche projects that only serve to drain resources from what should be the main objective of increasing Linux market share.

VHS was never better than Betamax yet it killed the latter off with marketing and not product innovation. The Linux devs would be well advised to take some history classes in between their app image coding and Christmas icon sets.

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Old 07. Dec 2018, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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VHS was never better than Betamax yet it killed the latter off with marketing and not product innovation.
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Despite VHS 'winning' the lion's share of the domestic market, Betamax was used by professional post-production companies who realised that the latter was a much better system. I know because I used to work for a well known 3D computer anumation company, based in Covent Garden, and would often be asked tp pickup or drop-off Betamax tapes from various production companies based in W1 or WC2.

It was a real shame Betamax never made a dent in home consumer sales, but then the pubkic get what the public think they want!

PS My first job involved selling TVs and the first Phillips Video Recorder, which was a top-loading device of huge ptoportions; if memory serves me right the VHS tapes cost about £12.00 each and were only an hour or so in length.
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Despite VHS 'winning' the lion's share of the domestic market, Betamax was used by professional post-production companies who realised that the latter was a much better system. I know because I used to work for a well known 3D computer anumation company, based in Covent Garden, and would often be asked tp pickup or drop-off Betamax tapes from various production companies based in W1 or WC2.

It was a real shame Betamax never made a dent in home consumer sales, but then the pubkic get what the public think they want!

PS My first job involved selling TVs and the first Phillips Video Recorder, which was a top-loading device of huge ptoportions; if memory serves me right the VHS tapes cost about £12.00 each and were only an hour or so in length.
Some great memories there!

I also remember the fantastic sound I got from a set of Pioneer separates and floor standing KEF speakers. So much better than the flashing plastic rubbish sold today.
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