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Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: digimag on March 02, 2011, 10:06:58 PM
There is something I don't getů Bitcoin is all about freedom, free software, geeks and everything, so why do we have windows users here?


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: Neereus on March 02, 2011, 10:18:28 PM
There is something I don't getů Bitcoin is all about freedom, free software, geeks and everything, so why do we have windows users here?

Can't really speak for others, but:
Don't really hold any OS religiously here. In fact my main computer is dual booted with Linux and Win7.
For me, it depends on what I'm doing, if I'm programming/doing crypto stuff then I typically boot linux. However, I am also a part time gamer, and really many games just don't support linux (and the ones that do don't usually do it well).
I don't use Mac mainly because I have no need for one.


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: Garrett Burgwardt on March 02, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
There is something I don't getů Bitcoin is all about freedom, free software, geeks and everything, so why do we have windows users here?

I'd love to use linux, but games support keeps me tied to Windows.


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: no to the gold cult on March 03, 2011, 02:09:22 PM
There is something I don't getů Bitcoin is all about freedom, free software, geeks and everything, so why do we have windows users here?

If bitcoin is to become popular, it should be usable on popular operating systems. Simples.


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: ribuck on March 03, 2011, 02:47:10 PM
.,..why do we have windows users here?

Satoshi Nakamoto, the guy who invented Bitcoin, was a Windows user. Bitcoin was released for Windows before it was released for Linux and Mac.


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: kiba on March 03, 2011, 02:49:20 PM

Satoshi Nakamoto, the guy who invented Bitcoin, was a Windows user. Bitcoin was released for Windows before it was released for Linux and Mac.

I thought he was a linux user.


Title: Re: Bitcoin doesn't start
Post by: ribuck on March 03, 2011, 03:06:45 PM
I thought he was a linux user.

Here is Satoshi's announcement for Bitcoin v0.1: "Windows only for now":
http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg10142.html