Ron Paul LINUXSubmitted by hasthisbeentaken on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:08
How popular would a Ron Paul Linux distro be, people?
How many Ron Paulers have not tried Linux yet?
I just read a forum topic where the author mentioned they were in 'safe mode' - a Microsoft user. Didn't Ben Franklin say something about safe mode and liberties? I digress. Microsoft steals the best software out there, and then turns it into shit wrapped in gold foil - fake gold foil, guys. Microsoft is a tax-farm and a parasite. eg, the excel file extension changed from .xls to .xlsx in 2008, and you can't read that new file unless you upgrade ($$). While openoffice, a very robust open source product used on Linux, is free, and is what I used to process our county's convention paperwork. Microsoft also throws privacy out the window: it makes a unique number from your computer's hardware and registers it on the internet. Everytime you go online, it references that database to make sure you aren't using pirated softare. It stopped being just a license key you type in then you first install the software a long time ago folks. If a new video card is installed, the hardware key won't match anymore, and I would count myself very lucky to 'be allowed' to make another hardware key. Windows is also a huge resource hog: every reincarnation of the beast requires more power.
Linux is free. Totally free. It is made by programmers around the world every day. It's source code is fully published (and as a result is much much more stable and secure). Windows won't even publish it's source code with a court order. Linux is also much more anonymous and user friendly. I just can't use 'corporate' software anymore, it tries to make me stupid, I swear.
Especially if you support Ron Paul - you will feel the freedom when you use it. There's lot of great distros out there: Mint, Debian...there are hundreds. Some of the micro-distros are super cool too (for the netbook users out there). You'll want to make a bootable USB thumbdrive with the distro you want. Boot to USB, and install your linux to the thumbdrive. That way, your crap OS is still on your 'puter (since you probably didn't get the installation disks with your computer, you don't want to erase your hard drive until you have broken free of its chains on your mind), and you just pop in the thumbdrive when you want real power. That leads me to another plus: you have much more actual control of your computer with Linux. If you like computer programming, that is a fun facet of linux life, but you don't have to do that to use it.
So, if you want to shake the parasitic fleas off your computer addiction, use Linux - it is enriching. So, what should a Ron Paul distro look like? What features should it have?
Please upvote if you like. A person's OS is pretty fundamental, and it would be nice if something like this made it to the DP front page for a day.