[Committee] Was: [Makers] Working PCs with CD drive?

Chris Wolfe wolfe.chris.j at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 12:17:48 EST 2011


I am totally for at least 1 - 2 windows machines. Not everyone is well
versed on linux boxes.


Chris

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Matt Evans <matt at axio.ms> wrote:

> On 03/02/11 13:16, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: committee-bounces at makehackvoid.com [mailto:committee-
> >> bounces at makehackvoid.com] On Behalf Of shinobi.jack at gmail.com
> >> Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011 9:57 AM
> >> To: Angus Gratton; committee at makehackvoid.com
> >> Subject: [Committee] Was: [Makers] Working PCs with CD drive?
> >>
> >> Actually the OS issue raises an interesting issue regarding licensing. I
> think
> >> any machines that are considered part of the hackerspace must be legally
> >> licensed such that if questioned the committee can provide appropriate
> >> evidence. Note this means no hackintoshes. We cannot afford to get this
> >> wrong as hacker part of our name would of course be used as evidence of
> >> our intent.
> >>
> >
> > The desktops Mishka has donated include Windows XP/2K licenses.
>
> Do we reeeeeeeeallly need Windows?
>
> IME a shared/communal windows machine(s) is a total nightmare.  My
> arguments for
> Linux/Ubuntu/something:
>
> 1. Free
> 2. Much greater time between reinstallations, much fewer problems with
> virii
>   etc.
> 3. More hacker-friendly in many senses (for programming AVRs etc., really
> very
>   easy).
> 4. Free
> 5. Less commercial software so less chance someone will install something
>   unlicenced on it ;-)
>
>
> -MAtt
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