February 20, 2008
Applications are Open Source too
One of the advantages of combining public transport and mobile computing is that you can spend the time youÃ¢â¬â¢re commuting on something useful (if you consider blogging to be something useful of course). IÃ¢â¬â¢m using LyX to write this article, but Firefox, GIMP, LaTex2RTF, ImageMagick, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Graphviz, bash, GCC and my own 4tH compiler are installed as well. And no, this is not a Linux laptop, it is a Windows XP laptop. Yes, your deduction was correct, IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been providing MS-DOS and MS-Windows versions of 4tH for as long as I can remember, itÃ¢â¬â¢s not like Microsoft has recruited me lately. And no, it is not my laptop, it is my employers laptop. Since the Netherlands may be most retarded country in the world where Open Source is concerned it automatically comes with MS-Windows. Fortunately, I was able to install my own stuff as well, because a Windows XP laptop with MS-Office is less than useful to me.
- Open Source