Where are those stubs..
holtzm at cox.net
Thu Jul 21 02:38:21 CEST 2011
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:56:54AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:43:06 +0100
> david at gbenet.com articulated:
> > Most people have Microsoft on their desktop or laptop without any
> > choice. They do not have the freedom of choice. Most people like my
> > girlfriend just switch on their laptop or desktop and use it without
> > any knowledge that there are alternatives.
> Absolutely, F**ken Bulls**t. You always have a choice. The truth of the
> matter is that your girlfriend, or any other individual for that
> matter, choose an OS that they can actually just turn on and have it
> work without spending days attempting to get simple things like
> wireless, printers, etcetera operational. Hell, I use FreeBSD as a
> hobbyist OS on two machines and it doesn't even support the wireless
> "N" protocol after over 5 years. The list goes on and on. People tend
> to use what works best for them. Even more so, they use what works best
> in their environment.
Never worked for a company that dictated what software everyone used,
> What you are really trying to enforce is the concept of socialism.
What has preferring to do business with ethical companies got to do with
socialism or any form of government?
> don't hate Microsoft, or any other corporation specifically. You are
> using this pseudo "business practice" scenario as a smoke screen to
> cover up the fact that you are really an anti-capitalist.
I'm surprised you didn't invoke the "Liberal Agenda".
> You want
> software to be free. I have no problem with that as long as it does not
> deprive an individual of his due compensation. You usually get what you
> pay for.
You just alienated the entire FOSS community.
If you think you're getting free lunch,
check the price of the beer.
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