Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mono etc...

Just another political statement:

Today, I removed all Mono related stuff (TomBoy, F-Spot, Mono etc...) from my Hardy desktop.
I am not sure which one is ethically better, but I installed, just like I usually do in my Debian boxes, Google Picasa. It is closed sources, it uses Wine, but it works well enough, and it is cross-platform, so I can easily support all those Windows-customers of mine by using that same app...
Mono seems vicious... I do understand however the validity of the research, same thing applies for Moonlight, the FLOSS Silverlight clone...

But if I can avoid those things on my personal box, I would feel much better.
I am heading towards a "Gnu certified" desktop ;o) ... Well not really, since I have all the bad & ugly plugins, and the Nvidia drivers that I don't even use for my graphic card and a bunch of shameful codecs !...

I also installed the Java JRE 1.6... Heck, it's almost free ! But the Mozilla plugin seems to work better than both OpenJDK and Iced-Tea...

I must admit having the msttcorefonts also, mainly for my wife's account, as she does a lot of office work for university students, and they come with .doc from thumbdrives... It needs coherence...

Hey, thanks to the various devs, it's all possible today... Good job !

3 comments:

beranger-org said...

There is a display problem, I can only see "well enough, and it i" and then "Mono seems vicious..." -- what kind of formatting are you using?! < pre > or < tt >?!

The text "it is cross-platform, so I can easily support all those Windows-customers of mine by using that same app..." can't be seen!

Tropical Swim said...

How strange...

Anyway, here's my side of the story:

I use a plain vanilla Opera browser to edit this Blog.

I haven't changed anything from the default "Blogger" things...

Maybe you have some funny issues in your system (since I just read you surf from a new Debian Testing install).

beranger-org said...

No, the bug is on your side, because there are some unexpected &nbsp!!!

Look in the source of the page:

"Debian boxes, Google Picasa.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is&nbsp;closed&nbsp;sources,&nbsp;it&nbsp;uses&nbsp;Wine,&nbsp;but&nbsp;it&nbsp;works&nbsp;well&nbsp;enough,&nbsp;and&nbsp;it&nbsp;is&nbsp;cross-platform,&nbsp;so&nbsp;I&nbsp;can&nbsp;easily&nbsp;support&nbsp;all&nbsp;those&nbsp;Windows-customers&nbsp;of&nbsp;mine&nbsp;by&nbsp;using&nbsp;that&nbsp;same&nbsp;app...
< br >
Mono seems vicious..." etc.


Try Konqueror, try Epiphany, try Firefox, they'll all do the same.