Where are those stubs..
brewhaha at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Thu Jul 21 03:30:16 CEST 2011
On 2011-07-20 6:38 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> 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,
> did you?
>> 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.
Time, trouble, or tickets; you'll get what's paid for.
(It's not finished. Vocals in it are straight a-cappella.)
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