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Re: [SuSE Linux] A lesson on FUD fighting
- From: lunaslide@xxxxxxxxxxx (lunaslide)
- Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 01:35:44 -0800
- Message-id: <4.1.19990108013229.02ffbd10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:57 PM 1/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Michael Perry wrote:
>> case, scientific, community. What OS and platform do you think schools
>> use? How much impact do you think schools have when business ventures
>> demand a different set of values? Then its starve or be noble. Whats
>> your choice?
>I think the Mexican school situation sums it up nicely.
>I hear that some Oregon school systems are switching to Redhat also,
>because it is essentially free, as opposed to around a grand a piece
>for Microsoft stuff.
>I would really be interested in hearing what the Chinese are using
>in their schools. The tend to lead the pack in math and programming
>and I don't think it was any coincidence that Gates was there last year
>push Microsoft. Of course the Chinese are too smart to use some
>American OS, that could have backdoors in it from our intelligence
I wouldn't get terribly excited by the prospect of China "going Linux".
Remember, Linux/GNU is about Freedom (Free Speach, not Free Beer), and
though inexpensive and powerful, the Chinese gov probably wouldn't be too
gung-ho to endorse an OS when it's community's roots are so firmly planted
in the ideals of freedom and equality.
lunaslide * PGP key->pgpkeys.mit.edu port 11371
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