Originally Posted by LunkHead
Ok sorry for the rant but I do not understand RIM decission to BLOCK Linux / BSD out...
Linux / BSD is
the future of PC's... It's free and everything (well 99%) is free and open source...
OpenOffice (is better than Office 2003), Beryl (blows M$
Vista) out the water 3d wise... GIMP smokes Photo$
RIM has locked Linux and BSD (Unix) out for the most part. I don't understand how since their competition is Windoze Mobile, yet they ignore the people who dispise ever giving another red cent to Micro$
I do understand that Unix and Linux require some w/o a degree in computer science to learn. But just think of the savings....
Yearly anti-virus $40
Yearly Firewall $40
Yearly Anti-spam $40
Using Linux / BSD and not having to worry about virus, firewall, antispam = PRICELESS
Come on RIM.... Get with the open source and lets take a few bucks out of Bill Gate$
That is all
I agree 100%. As a FreeBSD user (love your beastie) and dedicated Debian FREAK, I think this is where the future actually lies.
The trouble with Unix-based systems for most people is the lack of support, and *yes* you are forced to learn and search. It's well worth it, believe me.