Do you think the free software movement would have a stronger presence without Linux (the kernel)? This seems like an obvious "no," but I would like to add that the Linux kernel is more responsible for spreading the term "open source" than "free software." As well, there would likely be stronger development behind the Hurd project, being the only free software kernel in town (besides the BSDs). Also, Linux is famous for leaving off the GNU, and the free software ancestry.
@lunduke if the web remained documents rather than applications, we could still have video services, but instead of streaming the videos directly, you would have a download link, and maybe a comment thread. Personally, I think this sounds like a better idea, because 1- no DRM, and 2- you download the video to view it. I think this would be better, since you have to wait for each video to download before you can watch it, which gives you more time to make sure you really want to see it. Thoughts?
#nicetober was such a great idea. I genuinely feel happier, even though it's only been a few days
#Nicetober word of the day #3: Awestruck
To be awestruck is to be utterly amazed (as in, in awe of) something or someone.
#Nicetober word of the day number 2: amicable. An amicable person is friendly, peaceable, and good natured.
To kick off #Nicetober, I thought I'd do a daily word that has a positive social meaning. Today's word is: companionable. It means friendly and sociable. Nice and simple, someone who's easy to get along with.
Buckle up for some serious positivity, boys and girls.
#Nicetober begins at sundown.
Welcome To The Black Parade in the style of Queen. Didn't think it would sound so awesome.
I need someone I can talk to and have random discussions about silly things at odd times. Like how weird it is that the word palindrome isn't a palindrome, when I'd think it should be. Or how onomatopoeia isn't an example of onomatopoeia. Or how you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway. The English language is pretty funny if you think about it