Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by TA » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 07:46:55



Lawyers do not like to re-learn things.
To do the same thing, a different way,
is nuts to them.

They also do not want to sit and figure out linux.
Not gonna happen. Many have a system that works,
and do not want it to change. This is their money.

You do not have Legal templates for different courts
in OO. (this is different from pleading paper.)

Cheaper to buy MS and Bit Defender then relearn linux.
Time is money.
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by Rex Ballar » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:19:39

n Aug 15, 6:25 pm, proteanthread < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:


Postig of a really ignorant WinTroll.


Puppy Linux was designed for the OLPC project, was designed to be
preinstalled, and works fine on the machine it was designed for.

There are planty of commercially supported Linux distributions, many
of whom depend on the good will based on their support of their
customers. SUSE, RHEL, Linspire, and Ubuntu/Cononical are good
examples.


Not so surprising. New Linux users should purchase supported copies
of Linux if they don't have at least one or two friends who have used
Linux before. If you go to a community event, church, or much of any
other gatherings and ask "Does anybody know anythig about Linux" there
will be about 1 in 10 who would be happy to star that conversation
with you.


Perhaps you had an Atheros A/B/G/N card. This has been a problem for
Mac, Thinkpad, and Sony users. Atheros claimed that support would be
available by march of 2007, but binary-only drivers for Linux weren't
released until early 2008. Ironically, much of the module
configuration for the drivers had to be rewritten by an OSS
development group because the one guy who worked on the HAL driver
configurations was too busy tryig to fix problems in Vista and
problems caused by security fixes to XP.


A bit difficult to diagnose over the phone. Sticking a paper clip in
the little hole should help you determine whether the latch is working
properly. Ubuntu won't let you eject the CD or DVD if you have a
program that has opened the directory or a file on that directory/
device. This was done to keep from doing horrible things to
applications because some administrator tried to eject the CD or DVD
on a server while they were in the middle of running a program that
was interacting with a read/write file on the hard drive, such as
installation of software.

Make sure that you have nothing open on the DVD drive before you try
to eject it.


They will respond if you purchase a copy or license and register your
license. But they probably just laughed when you started asking them
about your puppy dog linux installation.

This is much like asking a heart surgeon about a wart on your foot.
It isn't his specialty, and he wouldn't want to give you advice
because he doesn't want to get sued later on. Instead, he gives you
the name of a qualified foot doctor and tells you to see him as soon
as possible.



 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by Rex Ballar » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:37:14


That's not necessarily true. Lots of lawyers get a sports car, and
hawe to make the transition from automatic transmission to 5 speed
stick shift. If they see value and satisfaction in it, they will do
it.


And they shouldn't! A lawyer's billing rate can be as high as $400
per hour in the US, and he doesn't want to waste his valuable billable
time futzing with Linux installation. If he wants Linux, he should
purchase a machine with Linux preinstalled, perhaps Emporor Linux.
Alternatively, he could hire someone to create a Linux system for
him. It's a bit like having a body shop turn your luxury car into a
convertable, or adding a sun roof. You can buy one from the factory
that way, but if you want exactly what you want, you can get a more
specific custom built job. If you have enough money, you can have an
entire motorcycle done by Orange County Choppers or a car custom built
by a custom shop.

How many lawyers do you know who spend their weekends and evenings
working on their own cars?


You can get them from other lawyers.


Of course, most courts won't accept Microsoft word documents. They
will accept PDF, WordPerfect markup, and many courts now accept Open
Document Format.

The problem with Word documents is that documents can be challenged
because the version of word rendering a 15 year old document won't
look exactly like the original document. Ask Dan Rather about that
one.


So you should probably be sticking with Windows XP, or maybe you are
one of those who is still using Windows 2000.
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by thufi » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:44:59


how to click on the "firefox" icon? The intricacies of a word processor?



Well, all we need is one example to disprove that bigotry.


-Thufir
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by TA » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:24:48


You assume it is already set up and working.
Do you really think they know what an ISO is?

I am shocked by how may linux geeks things
the world knows all the geek stuff required
to get linux running and keep it running.

We have not even gotten into the Billing System,
which runs on MS. You really t hink he is gonna
mess with Wine or something like that?

I was married to a lawyer, and wrote legal software,
and what you say is not the way it is in a law office.

Maybe work there for a while.
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by chris » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:33:10


Ask the fsckwit this:

Is it *really* his position that once one learns the nuances of a certain
OS, that, FOR THE REST OF ONE'S LIFE, it would not be worth the effort to
learn the somewhat different nuances of a different OS?

Remind the fsckwit that, even if one stayed with M$, learning new ways of
doing things is required.

Remind the fsckwit that a lifetime is a long time, with, hopefully, new
things being learned all the time.

Remind the fsckwit that people spend YEARS being educated and trained to
become proficient in what they do in their professional lives.

What is the effort required to learn to use Linux, compared with the
effort of Law School? Do professionals not go on seminars to learn new
things? Is learning a new, potentially-valuable skill RULED OUT because
because, well, it's "nuts" to learn a different way of doing things?

Does the fsckwit realize how incredibly God-damned STUPID he looks?
Professionals are ALWAYS needing to learn new things. Smart, competitive
businesses are ALWAYS rethinking their methods and training their
people.

Things change. Technology and methods change. The world is not standing-
still so that people can do things "the same way" their entire lives!
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by chris » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:37:08


Exactly. Professionals have IT people to do "the dirty work" of setup
and configuration. Actually using the computer is then point-and-click
easy, as we all know.
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by thufi » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 04:44:59


There was a point raised about billing systems, but as I think about
that, aren't they going to be server based? I dunno.


-Thufir
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by Ezekie » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:47:08


We'll see in a few seconds who the ignorant one is.





Puppy linux version 0.1 was released by Barry Kauler on June 18, 2003.
Both the OLPC project and organization were first announced at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.


But sure Rex.... Puppy Linux was designed for the OLPC which was announced
two years later.

Any more "stories" that you'd like to share with us? How about the one
where you invented the web-browser, or where you invented Java or where you
invented SSL or where Martin Marietta broke into your high school locker to
steal plans for a military weapon.








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Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by Moshe Gold » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 01:08:05


Rex is on a roll!

Tell me the one about "RMS and the Three Compilers" Rex
Please!
That's my all time fav!!
I'll be good and drink my milk and go right to sleep!



--
Moshe Goldfarb
Collector of soaps from around the globe.
Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by eatfastnoo » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 01:13:57


OS and Computer are just tools. I,for one,don't understand why so many
people opt to make it a ideological/political battle. If you had
something to do, find a system that can do it and stick to it. No need
to waste money and time on changing from this system to that, then
back to the original system just to make you feel good. Stay at Mom's
ba *** t and spend days to install and configure a system you
ultimately will only use for web surfing are lame to say the least.
 
 
 

Why do lawyers not like linux? (or even freeware/OSS for that matter)

Post by Finge » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:08:37


Wouldn't the whole point of using linux be to save money? So why pay
somoeone to install something when you can get windows already
isntalled for the same price.
Doesnt make any sense to me. And it sure won't make any sense to a
lawyer.



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